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1964 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach George Wilson
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–5–2
Place 4th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1963 1965

The 1964 Detroit Lions season was the 35th season in franchise history.

OffseasonEdit

  • On January 21, William Clay Ford, Lions president since 1961 purchased the team.[1]
  • On March 16, Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was reinstated by Pete Rozelle after being suspended for betting.[1]

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 5 Pete Beathard Quarterback USC
2 20Matt Snorton Tight End Michigan State
3
[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at San Francisco 49ers W 26–17
33,204
2 September 19, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams T 17–17
52,001
3 September 28, 1964 Green Bay Packers L 14–10
59,203
4 October 4, 1964 New York Giants W 26–3
54,836
5 October 11, 1964 at Minnesota Vikings W 24–20
40,840
6 October 18, 1964 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
47,567
7 October 25, 1964 Baltimore Colts L 34–0
57,814
8 November 1, 1964 Los Angeles Rams W 37–17
52,064
9 November 8, 1964 at Green Bay Packers L 30–7
42,327
10 November 15, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 37–21
83,064
11 November 22, 1964 Minnesota Vikings T 23–23
48,291
12 November 26, 1964 Chicago Bears L 27–24
52,231
13 December 6, 1964 at Baltimore Colts W 31–14
60,213
14 December 13, 1964 San Francisco 49ers W 24–7
41,854

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Lions 3 13 7 3 26
49ers 7 0 10 0 17

[3]


Week 10: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Cleveland Browns 37, Detroit Lions 21
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 14 7 0 0

21

Browns 7 13 7 10

37

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 51°F, relative humidity 60%, wind 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 83,064
  • TV announcers (CBS): Van Patrick (DET) (second half) and Ken Coleman (CLE) (first half) (play-by-play), Jim Morse (DET) (second half) and Warren Lahr (CLE) (first half) (color commentators)
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Lions
Browns

StandingsEdit

Template:1964 NFL Western standings

RosterEdit

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Terry Barr, Outstanding Lineman, Pro Bowl [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.282
  2. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1964_draft.htm
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 368
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1964 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1964 AFL Season

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