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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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

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

Regular season

Schedule

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

Standings

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 316 224 T-1
Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 .769 389 284 W-1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 409 275 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 421 402 T-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 383 403 W-2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .462 257 295 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 269 328 L-1

Roster

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Playoffs

Did not qualify.

Awards and records

References

  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
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1965 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1965 AFL Season

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