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1966 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Harry Gilmer
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Place 6th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Detroit Lions season was their 37th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6–7–1, winning only four games.[1] They missed the playoffs for the ninth straight season and incurred their second losing record in a row.

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

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 11 Chicago Bears W 14–3 1–0
52,225
2 September 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–3 1–1
35,473
3 September 25 Atlanta Falcons W 28–10 2–1
47,615
4 October 2 at Green Bay Packers L 23–14 2–2
50,861
5 October 9 Los Angeles Rams L 14–7 2–3
52,793
6 October 16 at Baltimore Colts L 45–14 2–4
60,238
7 October 23 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–24 2–5
36,745
8 October 30 Green Bay Packers L 31–7 2–6
56,954
9 November 6 at Chicago Bears T 10–10 2–6–1
47,041
10 November 13 at Minnesota Vikings W 32–31 3–6–1
43,939
11 November 20 Baltimore Colts W 20–14 4–6–1
52,383
12 November 24 San Francisco 49ers L 41–14 4–7–1
53,189
13 December 4 at Los Angeles Rams L 23–3 4–8–1
40,039
14 December 11 Minnesota Vikings L 28–16 4–9–1
43,022
15 December 18 Bye
  • A bye week was necessary in 1966, as the league expanded to an odd-number (15) of teams (Atlanta); one team was idle each week.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bears 3 0 0 0 3
• Lions 0 14 0 0 14

[2]


StandingsEdit

Template:1966 NFL Western standings

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlanta Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago
Dallas Detroit
NY Giants Green Bay
Philadelphia Los Angeles
Pittsburgh Minnesota
St. Louis San Francisco
Washington
1966 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl I
Related: 1966 AFL Season

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