1965 Detroit Lions Season
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1965 Detroit Lions Season
1965 Detroit Lions season
Head coachHarry Gilmer
Home fieldTiger Stadium
Results
Record6-7-1
Division place6th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 Tom Nowatzke Fullback Indiana

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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 Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 8-3-1 316 224 T1
Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 .769 8-3-1 389 284 W1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 7-5 409 275 L1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 6-5-1 421 402 T1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 5-7 383 403 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .462 4-7-1 257 295 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 2-10 269 328 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

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

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