1966 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Harry Gilmer
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 4-9-1
Place 6th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Detroit Lions season was their 37th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6-7-1, winning only four games.[1] They missed the playoffs for the ninth straight season, their fourth losing season in a row.

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1966 Chicago Bears W 14-3
52,225
2 September 18, 1966 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17-3
35,473
3 September 25, 1966 Atlanta Falcons W 28-10
47,615
4 October 2, 1966 at Green Bay Packers L 23-14
50,861
5 October 9, 1966 Los Angeles Rams L 14-7
52,793
6 October 16, 1966 at Baltimore Colts L 45-14
60,238
7 October 23, 1966 at San Francisco 49ers L 27-24
36,745
8 October 30, 1966 Green Bay Packers L 31-7
56,954
9 November 6, 1966 at Chicago Bears T 10-10
47,041
10 November 13, 1966 at Minnesota Vikings W 32-31
43,939
11 November 20, 1966 Baltimore Colts W 20-14
52,383
12 November 24, 1966 San Francisco 49ers L 41-14
53,189
13 December 4, 1966 at Los Angeles Rams L 23-3
40,039
14 December 11, 1966 Minnesota Vikings L 28-16
43,022
15 Bye

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 335 163 W-5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 314 226 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 289 212 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 320 325 L-1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 234 272 W-1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 206 317 L-3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 206 304 L-1

References[edit | edit source]

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