1966 Detroit Lions season

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1966 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Harry Gilmer
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 6th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1965 1967 >

The 1966 Detroit Lions season was their 37th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6–7–1, winning only four games.[1] They missed the playoffs for the ninth straight season and incurred their second losing record in a row.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1966 Chicago Bears W 14–3
52,225
2 September 18, 1966 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–3
35,473
3 September 25, 1966 Atlanta Falcons W 28–10
47,615
4 October 2, 1966 at Green Bay Packers L 23–14
50,861
5 October 9, 1966 Los Angeles Rams L 14–7
52,793
6 October 16, 1966 at Baltimore Colts L 45–14
60,238
7 October 23, 1966 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–24
36,745
8 October 30, 1966 Green Bay Packers L 31–7
56,954
9 November 6, 1966 at Chicago Bears T 10–10
47,041
10 November 13, 1966 at Minnesota Vikings W 32–31
43,939
11 November 20, 1966 Baltimore Colts W 20–14
52,383
12 November 24, 1966 San Francisco 49ers L 41–14
53,189
13 December 4, 1966 at Los Angeles Rams L 23–3
40,039
14 December 11, 1966 Minnesota Vikings L 28–16
43,022
15 Bye

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 0 0 0 3
• Lions 0 14 0 0 14

[2]

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 10–2 335 163 W5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 7–5 314 226 W1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 6–6 289 212 L1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 5–5–2 320 325 L1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 234 272 W1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 3–8–1 206 317 L3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 206 304 L1

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

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