1964 Detroit Lions Season
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1964 Detroit Lions Season
1964 Detroit Lions season
Head coachGeorge Wilson
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldTiger Stadium
Results
Record7-5-2
Division place4th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1964 Detroit Lions season was the 35th season in franchise history.

Offseason

  • On January 21, William Clay Ford, Lions president since 1961 purchased the team.[1]
  • On March 16, Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was reinstated by Pete Rozelle after being suspended for betting.[1]

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 5 Pete Beathard Quarterback USC
2 20 Matt Snorton Tight End Michigan State
3

[2]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at San Francisco 49ers W 26-17
33,204
2 September 19, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams T 17-17
52,001
3 September 28, 1964 Green Bay Packers L 14-10
59,203
4 October 4, 1964 New York Giants W 26-3
54,836
5 October 11, 1964 at Minnesota Vikings W 24-20
40,840
6 October 18, 1964 at Chicago Bears W 10-0
47,567
7 October 25, 1964 Baltimore Colts L 34-0
57,814
8 November 1, 1964 Los Angeles Rams W 37-17
52,064
9 November 8, 1964 at Green Bay Packers L 30-7
42,327
10 November 15, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 37-21
83,064
11 November 22, 1964 Minnesota Vikings T 23-23
48,291
12 November 26, 1964 Chicago Bears L 27-24
52,231
13 December 6, 1964 at Baltimore Colts W 31-14
60,213
14 December 13, 1964 San Francisco 49ers W 24-7
41,854

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Lions 3 1373 26
49ers 7 0100 17

[3]

Week 10: at Cleveland Browns

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 .857 10-2 428 225 W1
Green Bay Packers 8 5 1 .615 6-5-1 342 245 T1
Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 .615 6-5-1 355 296 W3
Detroit Lions 7 5 2 .583 6-4-2 280 260 W2
Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 .417 3-7-2 283 339 T1
Chicago Bears 5 9 0 .357 5-7 260 379 L2
San Francisco 49ers 4 10 0 .286 3-9 236 330 L1

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

Roster

Awards and records

  • Terry Barr, Outstanding Lineman, Pro Bowl [4]

References

  1. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.282
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1964_draft.htm
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 368

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