1957 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
8-4-0 2-0 4602 2520 2082 40 265 4029 2163 1866 54 235
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The Detroit Lions' twenty-eighth season was in 1957, playing their home games at Briggs Stadium. During the offseason they promoted George Wilson to lead the team. Wilson previously was the ends coach of the Detroit Lions and had ten years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the regular season 8-4-0 and continued to the postseason. In their first game they faced the San Francisco 49ers, winning 31-27. They faced the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship, winning 14-59. At the end of the season, George Wilson was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Baltimore Colts 14-34
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 24-14
Week 3 Los Angeles Rams 10-7
Week 4 Baltimore Colts 31-27
Week 5 @ Los Angeles Rams 17-35
Week 6 @ San Francisco 49ers 31-35
Week 7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27-16
Week 8 San Francisco 49ers 31-10
Week 9 Chicago Bears 7-27
Week 10 Green Bay Packers 18-6
Week 11 Cleveland Browns 20-7
Week 12 @ Chicago Bears 21-13


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 31-27
Championship Cleveland Browns 59-14

1957 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: George Wilson Defensive Coordinator: Buster Ramsey Offensive Line Coach: Aldo Forte Offensive Backfield Coach: John "Red" Cochran Assistant Coach: Bob Nussbaumer Chief Talent Scout: Bob Nussbaumer