|1958 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||George Wilson|
|Home field||Briggs Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1958 Detroit Lions season was their 29th in the National Football League. The defending NFL champions failed to improve on their previous season and finished at 4–7–1, fifth in the six-team Western Conference.
Hall of Fame quarterback Bobby Layne, age 31, was traded after the second game to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Earl Morrall and two draft choices. After losing their first two games without Layne, the Steelers finished at 7–4–1.
The Lions won only one game in the first half of the season, then spilt the final six games. It was one of the poorest performances by a defending league champion in league history.
|1||September 28||at Baltimore Colts||L 15–28||0–1–0|
|2||October 5||at Green Bay Packers||T 13–13||0–1–1|
|3||October 12||Los Angeles Rams||L 28–42||0–2–1|
|4||October 19||Baltimore Colts||L 14–40||0–3–1|
|5||October 26||at Los Angeles Rams||W 41–24||1–3–1|
|6||November 2||at San Francisco 49ers||L 21–24||1–4–1|
|7||November 9||at Cleveland Browns||W 30–10||2–4–1|
|8||November 16||San Francisco 49ers||W 35–21||3–4–1|
|9||November 23||Chicago Bears||L 7–20||3–5–1|
|10||November 27||Green Bay Packers||W 24–14||4–5–1|
|11||December 7||New York Giants||L 17–19||4–6–1|
|12||December 14||at Chicago Bears||L 16–21||4–7–1|
|NFL Western Conference|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||4||0||.667||7–3||344||278||W3|
|San Francisco 49ers||6||6||0||.500||4–6||257||324||W2|
|Green Bay Packers||1||10||1||.091||0–9–1||193||382||L7|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- 1958 Detroit Lions
- Livingston, Pat (October 7, 1958). "Layne takes over as Steeler QB". Pittsburgh Press. p. 27.
- Sell, Jack (October 7, 1958). "Steelers get Layne for Morrall". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1.
- Johnson, Chuck (November 28, 1958). "Packers clinch last place by losing to Detroit, 24 to 14". Milwaukee Journal. p. 19, part 2.