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1958 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach George Wilson
Home Field Briggs Stadium
Results
Record 4–7–1
Place 5th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1957 1959

The 1958 Detroit Lions season was their 29th in the National Football League. The defending NFL champions failed to improve on their previous season and finished at 4–7–1, fifth in the six-team Western Conference.[1]

Hall of Fame quarterback Bobby Layne, age 31, was traded after the second game to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Earl Morrall and two draft choices.[2][3] After losing their first two games without Layne, the Steelers finished at 7–4–1.

The Lions won only one game in the first half of the season, then spilt the final six games. It was one of the poorest performances by a defending league champion in league history.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 28, 1958 at Baltimore Colts L 28–15
48,377
2 October 5, 1958 at Green Bay Packers T 13–13
32,035
3 October 12, 1958 Los Angeles Rams L 42–28
55,648
4 October 19, 1958 Baltimore Colts L 40–14
55,190
5 October 26, 1958 at Los Angeles Rams W 41–24
81,703
6 November 2, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–21
59,213
7 November 9, 1958 at Cleveland Browns W 30–10
75,363
8 November 16, 1958 San Francisco 49ers W 35–21
54,523
9 November 23, 1958 Chicago Bears L 20–7
55,280
10 November 27, 1958 Green Bay Packers W 24–14
50,971
11 December 7, 1958 New York Giants L 19–17
50,115
12 December 14, 1958 at Chicago Bears L 21–16
38,346

Game summariesEdit

Week 10Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Packers 7 0 7 0 14
• Lions 10 0 7 7 24

[4]

StandingsEdit

Template:1958 NFL Western standings

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
New York Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Chicago Cardinals Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
1958 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl

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