1940 Detroit Lions

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5-5-1 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1940 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1940 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 5-5-1 record. They went 3-3 at home and 2-2-1 on the road.

What division did the 1940 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1940 Detroit Lions played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1940 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1940 Detroit Lions went 4-3-1 against their NFL West opponents.

What was the 1940 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Chicago Cardinals 1-0-1 75% +29
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% -4
Cleveland Rams 1-1 50% -18
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% -34

What was the 1940 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1940 Detroit Lions had their best month in October, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-1-1 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1-1 50% +3
October 2-2 50% +25
November 2-2 50% -43

Did the 1940 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1940.

What was the point differential for the 1940 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -15. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 4.8 wins, or a 5-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1940 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1940 Detroit Lions went 2-3-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 1-1-1.

How did the 1940 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1940 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1940 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1940 Detroit Lions was a 2 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1940 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1940 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1940 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
2 Sun, Sep 15, 1940 @ Chicago Cardinals Tie 0 - 0
3 Sun, Sep 22, 1940 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 7 - 10
4 Sun, Sep 29, 1940 vs Cleveland Rams Win 6 - 0
5 Sat, Oct 5, 1940 vs Chicago Cardinals Win 43 - 14
6 Sun, Oct 13, 1940 @ Chicago Bears Loss 0 - 7
7 Sun, Oct 20, 1940 @ Green Bay Packers Win 23 - 14
8 Sun, Oct 27, 1940 vs Washington Redskins Loss 14 - 20
9 Sun, Nov 3, 1940 @ Cleveland Rams Loss 0 - 24
10 Sun, Nov 10, 1940 vs Chicago Bears Win 17 - 14
11 Sun, Nov 17, 1940 @ Philadelphia Eagles Win 21 - 0
12 Sun, Nov 24, 1940 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 7 - 50

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