1947 Detroit Lions Season
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1947 Detroit Lions Season

1947 Detroit Lions season
Head coachGus Dorais
Results
Record3-9
Division place5th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1947 Detroit Lions season was their 18th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 1-10, winning three games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season.

Before the season

Draft

1947 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Glenn Davis *  HB Army 1946 Heisman Trophy winner
2 12 Russ Thomas  T Ohio State
3 14 Jim Kekeris  T Missouri
4 24 Charley Hoover  C Vanderbilt
5 26 Bob Chappuis  TB Michigan Remained in college
6 36 Bernie Gallagher  G Penn Signed with Los Angeles Dons (AAFC)
7 46 Ed Grain  G Penn Joined the AAFC
8 56 Harvey James  C Miami (FL)
9 66 Kale Alexander  T South Carolina Remained in college
10 76 Bump Elliott  B Michigan Remained in college
11 86 Pete Sullivan  T Detroit
12 96 LaVerne Camarata  B Iowa State
13 106 Walt Vezmar  G Michigan State
14 116 Dick Hagen  E Washington
15 126 J.W. Meeks  B East Texas State
16 136 Reed Nilsen  C BYU
17 146 Tommy James *  DB Ohio State
18 156 Ralph Maugham  E Utah State
19 166 Buryl Baty  B Texas A&M
20 176 Elmer Madar  E Michigan Signed with the Baltimore Colts (AAFC)
21 186 J. T. White  E Michigan
22 196 Carl Schuette  LB Marquette
23 206 Steve Cipot  T St. Bonaventure
24 216 Bill Cadenhead  B Alabama
25 226 Jim Cody  T East Texas State
26 236 Earl Maves  WB Wisconsin Played for Lions in 1948
27 246 Bill Hillman  B Tennessee
28 256 Arch Kelly  E Detroit
29 266 Bob Tulis  T Texas A&M
30 276 Howard McAfee  T Tulane
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Game
recap
1 September 21 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10-17 0-1 Forbes Field Recap
2 September 28 at Chicago Cardinals L 21-45 0-2 Comiskey Park Recap
3 October 5 at Boston Yanks W 21-7 1-2 Fenway Park Recap
4 October 12 Los Angeles Rams L 13-27 1-3 Briggs Stadium Recap
5 October 19 at Chicago Bears L 24-33 1-4 Wrigley Field Recap
6 October 26 at Green Bay Packers L 17-34 1-5 City Stadium Recap
7 November 2 New York Giants W 35-7 2-5 Briggs Stadium Recap
8 November 9 Chicago Cardinals L 7-17 2-6 Briggs Stadium Recap
9 November 16 Washington Redskins W 38-21 3-6 Briggs Stadium Recap
10 November 23 at Los Angeles Rams L 17-28 3-7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
11 November 27 Chicago Bears L 14-34 3-8 Briggs Stadium Recap
12 December 7 Green Bay Packers L 14-35 3-9 Briggs Stadium Recap
13 Bye

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 9 3 0 .750 7-1 306 231 W2
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 4-4 363 241 L2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 1 .545 5-3 274 210 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 6 0 .500 4-4 259 214 W2
Detroit Lions 3 9 0 .250 0-8 231 305 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Players

References

  1. ^ 1947 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "1947 Detroit Lions Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2020.

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