1965 Detroit Lions schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
6-7-1 0-0 3303 1834 1469 41 204 3557 2097 1460 46 210
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The Detroit Lions' thirty-sixth season was in 1965, playing their home games at Tiger Stadium. During the offseason they hired Harry Gilmer to lead the team. Gilmer previously was the defensive backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings and had eight years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 6-7-1, 2-4-1 at home and 4-3-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Los Angeles Rams 20-0
Week 2 @ Minnesota Vikings 31-29
Week 3 Washington Redskins 14-10
Week 4 @ Baltimore Colts 7-31
Week 5 Green Bay Packers 21-31
Week 6 @ Chicago Bears 10-38
Week 7 @ Los Angeles Rams 31-7
Week 8 @ Green Bay Packers 12-7
Week 9 San Francisco 49ers 21-27
Week 10 Chicago Bears 10-17
Week 11 Baltimore Colts 24-24
Week 12 @ San Francisco 49ers 14-17
Week 13 Minnesota Vikings 7-29
Week 14 @ Philadelphia Eagles 35-28

Coaches

Head Coach: Harry Gilmer Offensive Line Coach: Aldo Forte Offensive Ends Coach: Austin "Ray" Renfro Offensive Backfield Coach: John North Defensive Line Coach: Carl Brettschneider Linebackers Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff