1949 Detroit Lions season

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1949 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Bo McMillin
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 4th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1949 Detroit Lions season was their 20th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 2–10, winning four games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 14th consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 23, 1949 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–24
2 October 3, 1949 Philadelphia Eagles L 22–14
3 October 8, 1949 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–7
4 October 16, 1949 Los Angeles Rams L 21–10
5 October 23, 1949 at Chicago Cardinals W 24–7
6 October 30, 1949 at Green Bay Packers L 16–14
7 November 6, 1949 Chicago Cardinals L 42–19
8 November 13, 1949 at Chicago Bears L 27–24
9 November 20, 1949 at New York Giants W 45–21
10 November 24, 1949 Chicago Bears L 28–7
11 December 4, 1949 New York Bulldogs W 28–27
12 December 11, 1949 Green Bay Packers W 21–7

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 2 2 .800 6–1–1 360 239 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 6–2 332 218 W6
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 4–3–1 360 301 L1
Detroit Lions 4 8 0 .333 2–6 237 259 W2
Green Bay Packers 2 10 0 .167 1–7 114 329 L6

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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