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1969 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Joe Schmidt
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 9–4–1
Place 2nd NFL Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1968 1970

The 1969 Detroit Lions season was the 40th season in franchise history. The Lions enjoyed their best season in seven years, and their first winning campaign since 1964 by finishing in second place in the NFL Central Division with a solid 9–4–1 record led by a stingy defense that only allowed 188 total points on the season. However, the Lions still failed to qualify for the postseason for the 12th straight season.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
2 34 Altie Taylor Running back Utah State
247Jim YarbroughTackleFlorida
359Larry WaltonWide receiverArizona State
8190Jim CarrTackleJackson State

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

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–13
51,360
2 September 28, 1969 New York Giants W 24–0
54,358
3 October 5, 1969 at Cleveland Browns W 28–21
82,833
4 October 12, 1969 Green Bay Packers L 28–17
58,384
5 October 19, 1969 Chicago Bears W 13–7
54,732
6 October 26, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–10
47,900
7 November 2, 1969 at San Francisco 49ers W 26–14
35,100
8 November 9, 1969 Atlanta Falcons W 27–21
53,242
9 November 16, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals W 20–0
51,749
10 November 23, 1969 at Green Bay Packers W 16–10
50,861
11 November 27, 1969 Minnesota Vikings L 27–0
57,906
12 December 7, 1969 at Baltimore Colts T 17–17
60,238
13 December 14, 1969 Los Angeles Rams W 28–0
53,256
14 December 21, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 20–3
41,879

StandingsEdit

Template:1969 NFL Central standings

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
New Orleans NY Giants Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1969 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl IV
Related: 1969 AFL Season

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