1959 Detroit Lions

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3-8-1 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1959 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1959 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 3-8-1 record. They went 2-4 at home and 1-4-1 on the road.

What division did the 1959 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1959 Detroit Lions played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1959 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1959 Detroit Lions went 2-8 against their NFL West opponents.

What was the 1959 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Los Angeles Rams 2-0 100% +16
Baltimore Colts 0-2 0% -19
Chicago Bears 0-2 0% -21
Green Bay Packers 0-2 0% -25
San Francisco 49ers 0-2 0% -47

What was the 1959 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1959 Detroit Lions had their best month in December, when they went 1-1 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 0-1 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 0-1 0% -12
October 1-3 25% -36
November 1-3-1 30% -37
December 1-1 50% +13

Did the 1959 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1959.

What was the point differential for the 1959 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -72. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 3.9 wins, or a 4-8 record in the regular season.

How did the 1959 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1959 Detroit Lions went 1-2-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 0-0-1.

How did the 1959 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1959 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1959 Detroit Lions?

The 1959 Detroit Lions never won more than one consecutive game in the regular season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1959 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1959 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1959 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 27, 1959 @ Baltimore Colts Loss 9 - 21
2 Sun, Oct 4, 1959 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 10 - 28
3 Sun, Oct 11, 1959 vs Baltimore Colts Loss 24 - 31
4 Sun, Oct 18, 1959 vs San Francisco 49ers Loss 13 - 34
5 Sun, Oct 25, 1959 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 17 - 7
6 Sun, Nov 1, 1959 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 7 - 33
7 Sun, Nov 8, 1959 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Tie 10 - 10
8 Sun, Nov 15, 1959 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 23 - 17
9 Sun, Nov 22, 1959 vs Chicago Bears Loss 14 - 24
10 Thu, Nov 26, 1959 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 17 - 24
11 Sun, Dec 6, 1959 vs Chicago Cardinals Win 45 - 21
12 Sun, Dec 13, 1959 @ Chicago Bears Loss 14 - 25

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