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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
 
| stadium = Tiger Stadium
 
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
 
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
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| shortnavlink = Lions seasons
 
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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.
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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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==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
| [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
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| [[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 [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
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| at [[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==
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"
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{{1965 NFL Western standings}}
|-
 
! colspan="8" style="background-color: #FFCBCB;" align="center" valign="middle" | [[Eastern and Western Divisions (NFL) 1933-69|NFL Western]]
 
|-
 
!
 
! W
 
! L
 
! T
 
! PCT
 
! PF
 
! PA
 
! STK
 
|-
 
| [[1965 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" | 3
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | .769
 
| align="center" | 316
 
| align="center" | 224
 
| align="center" | T-1
 
|-
 
| [[1965 Baltimore Colts season|Baltimore Colts]]
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" | 3
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | .769
 
| align="center" | 389
 
| align="center" | 284
 
| align="center" | W-1
 
|-
 
| [[1965 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
 
| align="center" | 9
 
| align="center" | 5
 
| align="center" | 0
 
| align="center" | .643
 
| align="center" | 409
 
| align="center" | 275
 
| align="center" | L-1
 
|-
 
| [[1965 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
 
| align="center" | 7
 
| align="center" | 6
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | .538
 
| align="center" | 421
 
| align="center" | 402
 
| align="center" | T-1
 
|-
 
| [[1965 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
 
| align="center" | 7
 
| align="center" | 7
 
| align="center" | 0
 
| align="center" | .500
 
| align="center" | 383
 
| align="center" | 403
 
| align="center" | W-2
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| '''Detroit Lions'''
 
| align="center" | 6
 
| align="center" | 7
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | .462
 
| align="center" | 257
 
| align="center" | 295
 
| align="center" | W-1
 
|-
 
| [[1965 Los Angeles Rams season|Los Angeles Rams]]
 
| align="center" | 4
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" | 0
 
| align="center" | .286
 
| align="center" | 269
 
| align="center" | 328
 
| align="center" | L-1
 
|}
 
   
 
===Roster===
 
===Roster===
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;" | {{Tnavbar-header|'''Detroit Lions roster'''|Detroit Lions roster|plain=1|fontcolor=#C3C6CC}}
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! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;color:#C3C6CC;text-align:center;" | Detroit Lions roster
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1965.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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*[https://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]
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{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
{{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]]
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[[Category:1965 in sports in Michigan|Detroit Lions]]

Latest revision as of 01:42, September 6, 2019

1965 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Harry Gilmer
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 6–7–1
Place 6th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1964 1966

The 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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 Tom NowatzkeFullbackIndiana
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1965 Los Angeles Rams W 20–0
46,941
2 September 26, 1965 at Minnesota Vikings W 31–29
46,826
3 October 3, 1965 Washington Redskins W 14–10
52,627
4 October 10, 1965 at Baltimore Colts L 31–7
60,238
5 October 17, 1965 Green Bay Packers L 31–21
56,712
6 October 24, 1965 at Chicago Bears L 38–10
45,658
7 October 31, 1965 at Los Angeles Rams W 31–7
35,137
8 November 7, 1965 at Green Bay Packers W 12–7
50,852
9 November 14, 1965 San Francisco 49ers L 27–21
54,534
10 November 21, 1965 Chicago Bears L 17–10
51,499
11 November 25, 1965 Baltimore Colts T 24–24
55,036
12 December 5, 1965 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–14
38,463
13 December 12, 1965 Minnesota Vikings L 29–7
45,420
14 December 19, 1965 at Philadelphia Eagles W 35–28
56,718

StandingsEdit

Template:1965 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

PlayoffsEdit

Did not qualify.

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 395
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
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Philadelphia Green Bay
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St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
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Related: 1965 AFL Season

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