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1943 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Gus Dorais
Home Field Briggs Stadium
Results
Record 3–6–1
Place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1942 1944

The 1943 Detroit Lions season was their 14th in the league. The team finished at 3–6–1, an improvement on their previous season's output of 0–11.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. Their 0-0 tie with the New York Giants in week 8 was the last scoreless tie in the NFL as of September 2019

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 19, 1943 Chicago Cardinals W 35–17
2 September 26, 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers W 27–0
3 October 3, 1943 Chicago Bears L 27–21
4 October 10, 1943 at Green Bay Packers L 35–14
5 October 17, 1943 at Chicago Cardinals W 7–0
6 October 24, 1943 Green Bay Packers L 27–6
7 October 31, 1943 at Chicago Bears L 35–14
8 November 7, 1943 New York Giants T 0–0
9 November 14, 1943 at Washington Redskins L 1–20
10 November 21, 1943 at Phil-Pitt Steagles L 35–34

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 1 1 .889 5–0–1 303 157 W1
Green Bay Packers 7 2 1 .778 4–1–1 264 172 W3
Detroit Lions 3 6 1 .333 2–4 178 218 L2
Chicago Cardinals 0 10 0 .000 0–6 95 218 L10

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

VideoEdit

  • You Tube – Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins – (color, no audio) – November 14, 1943

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Brooklyn Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Phil-Pitt Detroit
Washington Green Bay
1943 NFL DraftNFL Championship

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