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1948 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Bo McMillin
Home Field Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
Results
Record 2–10
Place 5th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1947 1949

The 1948 Detroit Lions season was the club's 19th overall season in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 3–9, winning only two games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season. One notable aspect of this season was their use of scarlet red and black uniforms instead of the traditional Honolulu blue and silver, due to head coach Bo McMillin, obviously influenced by his years as coach at Indiana. They would return to Honolulu blue and silver the following season.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 22, 1948 at Los Angeles Rams L 44–7
2 October 3, 1948 at Green Bay Packers L 33–21
3 October 9, 1948 Boston Yanks L 17–14
4 October 17, 1948 at Chicago Bears L 28–0
5 October 24, 1948 Los Angeles Rams L 34–27
6 October 31, 1948 Green Bay Packers W 24–20
7 November 7, 1948 at Chicago Cardinals L 56–20
8 November 14, 1948 at Washington Redskins L 46–21
9 November 21, 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
10 November 25, 1948 Chicago Cardinals L 28–14
11 December 5, 1948 Chicago Bears L 42–14
12 December 12, 1948 at Philadelphia Eagles L 45–21

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 11 1 0 .917 7–1 395 226 W10
Chicago Bears 10 2 0 .833 7–1 375 151 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 1 .545 3–5 327 269 W3
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–6 154 290 L7
Detroit Lions 2 10 0 .167 1–7 200 407 L3

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

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
1948 NFL DraftNFL Championship
Related: 1948 AAFC Season

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