1956 Detroit Lions

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9-3 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1956 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1956 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 9-3 record. They went 5-1 at home and 4-2 on the road.

What division did the 1956 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1956 Detroit Lions played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1956 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1956 Detroit Lions went 8-2 against their NFL West opponents.

What was the 1956 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 2-0 100% +41
Los Angeles Rams 2-0 100% +12
San Francisco 49ers 2-0 100% +7
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% +15
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% 0

What was the 1956 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1956 Detroit Lions had their best month in October, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was November, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-0 100% +4
October 4-0 100% +32
November 2-2 50% +23
December 2-1 66.7% +53

Did the 1956 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1956.

What was the point differential for the 1956 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +112. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 9.0 wins, or a 9-3 record in the regular season.

How did the 1956 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1956 Detroit Lions went 4-2. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-1.

How did the 1956 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1956 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1956 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1956 Detroit Lions was a 6 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1956 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1956 regular season was 1 game, which occured 3 separate times.

1956 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 30, 1956 @ Green Bay Packers Win 20 - 16
2 Sat, Oct 6, 1956 @ Baltimore Colts Win 31 - 14
3 Sun, Oct 14, 1956 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 24 - 21
4 Sun, Oct 21, 1956 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 20 - 17
5 Sun, Oct 28, 1956 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 16 - 7
6 Sun, Nov 4, 1956 @ San Francisco 49ers Win 17 - 13
7 Sun, Nov 11, 1956 @ Washington Redskins Loss 17 - 18
8 Sun, Nov 18, 1956 vs Baltimore Colts Win 27 - 3
9 Thu, Nov 22, 1956 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 20 - 24
10 Sun, Dec 2, 1956 vs Chicago Bears Win 42 - 10
11 Sun, Dec 9, 1956 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 45 - 7
12 Sun, Dec 16, 1956 @ Chicago Bears Loss 21 - 38

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