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1943 Detroit Lions season

1943 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Gus Dorais
Record 3–6–1
Division place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
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< 1942 1944 >

The 1943 Detroit Lions season was their 14th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 0–11, winning three games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.


Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 19, 1943 Chicago Cardinals W 35–17
2 September 26, 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers W 27–0
3 October 3, 1943 Chicago Bears L 27–21
4 October 10, 1943 at Green Bay Packers L 35–14
5 October 17, 1943 at Chicago Cardinals W 7–0
6 October 24, 1943 Green Bay Packers L 27–6
7 October 31, 1943 at Chicago Bears L 35–14
8 November 7, 1943 New York Giants T 0–0
9 November 14, 1943 at Washington Redskins L 42–20
10 November 21, 1943 at Phil-Pitt L 35–24


NFL Western
Chicago Bears 8 1 1 .889 303 157 W-1
Green Bay Packers 7 2 1 .778 264 172 W-3
Detroit Lions 3 6 1 .333 178 218 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 0 10 0 .000 95 218 L-10


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