1953 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division
Postseason: 1-0 Won Championship
Coach: Buddy Parker (10-2)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1953 Detroit Lions Statistics
1953 Detroit Lions Roster

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-0.

The Lions scored 271 points, and the solid defense yielded 205. Bob Hoernschemeyer rushed for a team-leading 482 yards for Detroit.

Bobby Layne threw for 2,088 yards. Doak Walker topped all receivers, hauling in 30 balls for 502 yards. Leon Hart and Bob Hoernschemeyer contributed to the receiving game, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 53 turnovers. Jack Christiansen snatched 12 opponent throws.

Buddy Parker coached the team. The 1953 Detroit Lions won the Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 271
Regular Season Points Against: 205

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 27, 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Detroit Lions 38 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 3, 1953 Detroit Lions 27 at Baltimore Colts 17 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
October 11, 1953 San Francisco 49ers 21 at Detroit Lions 24 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
October 18, 1953 Chicago Cardinals 31 at Detroit Lions 19 L 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0
October 25, 1953 Detroit Lions 14 at San Francisco 49ers 10 W 2-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0
November 1, 1953 Detroit Lions 24 at Los Angeles Rams 37 L 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
November 7, 1953 Baltimore Colts 7 at Detroit Lions 17 W 3-1-0 2-1-0 5-2-0
November 15, 1953 Detroit Lions 14 at Green Bay Packers 7 W 3-1-0 3-1-0 6-2-0
November 22, 1953 Detroit Lions 20 at Chicago Bears 16 W 3-1-0 4-1-0 7-2-0
November 26, 1953 Green Bay Packers 15 at Detroit Lions 34 W 4-1-0 4-1-0 8-2-0
December 6, 1953 Chicago Bears 7 at Detroit Lions 13 W 5-1-0 4-1-0 9-2-0
December 13, 1953 Detroit Lions 27 at New York Giants 16 W 5-1-0 5-1-0 10-2-0
December 27, 1953 Cleveland Browns 16 at Detroit Lions 17 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 NFL Championship


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