1951 Detroit Lions season

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1951 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place 2nd NFL National
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1951 Detroit Lions season was their 22nd in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 6–6, winning seven games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season.

During their 24–17 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Detroit became the first team in NFL history to score three touchdowns of 70 yards or more in one period.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1951 Washington Redskins W 35–17
27,831
2 October 8, 1951 New York Yanks W 37–10
24,194
3 October 14, 1951 Los Angeles Rams L 27–21
50,567
4 October 21, 1951 New York Yanks T 24–24
21,807
5 October 28, 1951 Chicago Bears L 28–23
34,778
6 November 4, 1951 at Green Bay Packers W 24–17
18,165
7 November 11, 1951 at Chicago Bears W 41–28
43,709
8 November 18, 1951 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–10
25,098
9 November 22, 1951 Green Bay Packers W 52–35
32,247
10 December 2, 1951 San Francisco 49ers L 20–10
45,757
11 December 9, 1951 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–22
52,937
12 December 16, 1951 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–17
26,465

Standings[edit]

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–2 392 261 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 5–2–1 255 205 W3
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 336 259 L1
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 6–2 286 282 L1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 1–8 254 375 L7
New York Yanks 1 9 2 .100 1–7–2 241 382 L2

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1951 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "Elias Says...". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.