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1940 Detroit Lions

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5-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 138 points (12.5/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 153 points (13.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-6.2.

Coach: Potsy Clark (5-5-1)

 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 15 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 0 0 5 16 26 -10 5 2 14 14 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 10 13 231 44 187 4 11 209 37 172 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-1-1 Cleveland Rams 6 0 13 226 54 172 5 5 146 106 40 8
4 Sat October 5 boxscore W 2-1-1 Chicago Cardinals 43 14 9 243 49 194 5 9 145 25 120 10
4 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ Chicago Bears 0 7 13 173 66 107 2 10 210 15 195 4
5 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 23 14 13 277 168 109 4 12 301 221 80 9
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-3-1 Washington Redskins 14 20 18 330 193 137 7 8 271 65 206 7
7 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-4-1 @ Cleveland Rams 0 24 12 261 149 112 6 16 308 131 177 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-4-1 Chicago Bears 17 14 14 253 155 98 1 14 299 167 132 3
9 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 0 14 397 131 266 3 9 129 152 -23 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-5-1 Green Bay Packers 7 50 11 253 157 96 7 11 314 112 202