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| team = Detroit Lions
 
| team = Detroit Lions
 
| year = 1965
 
| year = 1965
| record = 6–7–1
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| record = 6-7-1
 
| division_place = 6th [[Eastern and Western Divisions (NFL) 1933-69|NFL Western]]
 
| division_place = 6th [[Eastern and Western Divisions (NFL) 1933-69|NFL Western]]
 
| coach = [[Harry Gilmer]]
 
| coach = [[Harry Gilmer]]
| stadium = Tiger Stadium
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| stadium = [[Tiger Stadium]]
 
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
 
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
| shortnavlink = Lions seasons
 
 
}}
 
}}
The '''[[1965 NFL season|1965]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 36th season in franchise history. Harry Gilmer replaced George Wilson as the Lions head coach. The Lions failed to improve on their 1964 record of 7–5–2, finishing at 6–7–1.
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The '''[[1965 NFL season|1965]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 36th season in franchise history. [[Harry Gilmer]] replaced [[George Wilson (football coach)]] as the Lions head coach.
 
 
==Offseason==
 
==Offseason==
 
===NFL Draft===
 
===NFL Draft===
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| 1 || 11 ||[[Tom Nowatzke]]||Fullback||[[Indiana University (Bloomington)|Indiana]]
 
| 1 || 11 ||[[Tom Nowatzke]]||Fullback||[[Indiana University (Bloomington)|Indiana]]
 
|- align="center" bgcolor=""
 
|- align="center" bgcolor=""
|}<ref>NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, {{ISBN|0-7611-2480-2}}, p. 395</ref>
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|}<ref>NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 395</ref>
   
 
==Regular season==
 
==Regular season==
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| 1
 
| 1
 
| September 19, 1965
 
| September 19, 1965
| [[Los Angeles Rams]]
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| [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
| W 20–0
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| W 20-0
 
| <center>46,941</center>
 
| <center>46,941</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
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| September 26, 1965
 
| September 26, 1965
 
| at [[Minnesota Vikings]]
 
| at [[Minnesota Vikings]]
| W 31–29
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| W 31-29
 
| <center>46,826</center>
 
| <center>46,826</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
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| October 3, 1965
 
| October 3, 1965
 
| [[Washington Redskins]]
 
| [[Washington Redskins]]
| W 14–10
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| W 14-10
 
| <center>52,627</center>
 
| <center>52,627</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| October 10, 1965
 
| October 10, 1965
 
| at [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
 
| at [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
| L 31–7
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| L 31-7
 
| <center>60,238</center>
 
| <center>60,238</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| October 17, 1965
 
| October 17, 1965
 
| [[Green Bay Packers]]
 
| [[Green Bay Packers]]
| L 31–21
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| L 31-21
 
| <center>56,712</center>
 
| <center>56,712</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| October 24, 1965
 
| October 24, 1965
 
| at [[Chicago Bears]]
 
| at [[Chicago Bears]]
| L 38–10
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| L 38-10
 
| <center>45,658</center>
 
| <center>45,658</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| October 31, 1965
 
| October 31, 1965
| at [[Los Angeles Rams]]
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| at [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
| W 31–7
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| W 31-7
 
| <center>35,137</center>
 
| <center>35,137</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
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| November 7, 1965
 
| November 7, 1965
 
| at [[Green Bay Packers]]
 
| at [[Green Bay Packers]]
| W 12–7
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| W 12-7
 
| <center>50,852</center>
 
| <center>50,852</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| November 14, 1965
 
| November 14, 1965
 
| [[San Francisco 49ers]]
 
| [[San Francisco 49ers]]
| L 27–21
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| L 27-21
 
| <center>54,534</center>
 
| <center>54,534</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| November 21, 1965
 
| November 21, 1965
 
| [[Chicago Bears]]
 
| [[Chicago Bears]]
| L 17–10
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| L 17-10
 
| <center>51,499</center>
 
| <center>51,499</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffeeaa;"
 
|-style="background: #ffeeaa;"
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| November 25, 1965
 
| November 25, 1965
 
| [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
 
| [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
| T 24–24
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| T 24-24
 
| <center>55,036</center>
 
| <center>55,036</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| December 5, 1965
 
| December 5, 1965
 
| at [[San Francisco 49ers]]
 
| at [[San Francisco 49ers]]
| L 17–14
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| L 17-14
 
| <center>38,463</center>
 
| <center>38,463</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| December 12, 1965
 
| December 12, 1965
 
| [[Minnesota Vikings]]
 
| [[Minnesota Vikings]]
| L 29–7
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| L 29-7
 
| <center>45,420</center>
 
| <center>45,420</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
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| December 19, 1965
 
| December 19, 1965
 
| at [[Philadelphia Eagles]]
 
| at [[Philadelphia Eagles]]
| W 35–28
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| W 35-28
 
| <center>56,718</center>
 
| <center>56,718</center>
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Standings==
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===Standings===
{{1965 NFL Western standings}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"
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|-
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! colspan="8" style="background-color: #FFCBCB;" align="center" valign="middle" | [[Eastern and Western Divisions (NFL) 1933-69|NFL Western]]
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|-
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!
  +
! W
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! L
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! T
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! PCT
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! PF
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! PA
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! STK
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|-
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| [[1965 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
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| align="center" | 10
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| align="center" | 3
  +
| align="center" | 1
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| align="center" | .769
  +
| align="center" | 316
  +
| align="center" | 224
  +
| align="center" | T-1
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|-
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| [[1965 Baltimore Colts season|Baltimore Colts]]
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| align="center" | 10
  +
| align="center" | 3
  +
| align="center" | 1
  +
| align="center" | .769
  +
| align="center" | 389
  +
| align="center" | 284
  +
| align="center" | W-1
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|-
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| [[1965 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
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| align="center" | 9
  +
| align="center" | 5
  +
| align="center" | 0
  +
| align="center" | .643
  +
| align="center" | 409
  +
| align="center" | 275
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| align="center" | L-1
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|-
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| [[1965 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
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| align="center" | 7
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| align="center" | 6
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| align="center" | 1
  +
| align="center" | .538
  +
| align="center" | 421
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| align="center" | 402
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| align="center" | T-1
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|-
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| [[1965 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
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| align="center" | 7
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| align="center" | 7
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| align="center" | 0
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| align="center" | .500
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| align="center" | 383
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| align="center" | 403
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| align="center" | W-2
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|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
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| '''Detroit Lions'''
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| align="center" | 6
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| align="center" | 7
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| align="center" | 1
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| align="center" | .462
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| align="center" | 257
  +
| align="center" | 295
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| align="center" | W-1
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|-
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| [[1965 Los Angeles Rams season|Los Angeles Rams]]
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| align="center" | 4
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| align="center" | 10
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| align="center" | 0
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| align="center" | .286
  +
| align="center" | 269
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| align="center" | 328
  +
| align="center" | L-1
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|}
   
 
===Roster===
 
===Roster===
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;color:#C3C6CC;text-align:center;" | Detroit Lions roster
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! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;" | {{Tnavbar-header|'''Detroit Lions roster'''|Detroit Lions roster|plain=1|fontcolor=#C3C6CC}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
*[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1965.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1965.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
 
*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1965-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1965-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/1965 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/1965 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
 
 
{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
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{{Detroit}}
 
{{1965 NFL season by team}}
 
{{1965 NFL season by team}}
   
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[[Category:1965 National Football League season by team|Detroit Lions]]
 
[[Category:1965 National Football League season by team|Detroit Lions]]
 
[[Category:Detroit Lions seasons]]
 
[[Category:Detroit Lions seasons]]
[[Category:1965 in sports in Michigan|Detroit Lions]]
 
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