|1954 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||Buddy Parker|
|Home field||Briggs Stadium|
|Division place||1st NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Lost NFL Championship (at Browns) 10–56|
The 1954 Detroit Lions season was their 25th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 10–2, winning only nine games. They qualified for the championship game for the third consecutive season.
The Lions drafted 32 players in the 1954 NFL Draft. Their first-round pick was Dick Chapman, an All-American defensive tackle out of Rice. Chapman never played a snap for the Lions, electing to return to Rice and finish his degree in physics. Their second-round pick, Michigan State center Jim Neal, also never played a snap after "marr[ying] a girl whose religion prohibited him to play football on Sundays."
|1||September 26||Chicago Bears||W 48–23||1–0|
|2||October 3||Postponement to December 19; (World Series)|
|3||October 10||Los Angeles Rams||W 21–3||2–0|
|4||October 16||Baltimore Colts||W 35–0||3–0|
|5||October 24||at San Francisco 49ers||L 31–37||3–1|
|6||October 31||at Los Angeles Rams||W 27–24||4–1|
|7||November 6||at Baltimore Colts||W 27–3||5–1|
|8||November 14||San Francisco 49ers||W 48–7||6–1|
|9||November 21||at Green Bay Packers||W 21–17||7–1|
|10||November 25||Green Bay Packers||W 28–24||8–1|
|11||December 5||Philadelphia Eagles||T 13–13||8–1–1|
|12||December 12||at Chicago Bears||L 24–28||8–2–1|
|13||December 19||at Cleveland Browns||W 14–10||9–2–1|
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||7||4||1||.636||5–4–1||313||251||W2|
|Los Angeles Rams||6||5||1||.545||4–5–1||314||285||W1|
|Green Bay Packers||4||8||0||.333||3–7||234||251||L4|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|NFL Championship||December 26||at Cleveland Browns||L 10–56|
- 1954 Detroit Lions
- Falls, Joe (October 20, 1955). "Low Draft Choices Hurt Detroit Lions This Year". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 21. Retrieved September 28, 2020 – via Newspapers.com .
- "Layne passes Lions to win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 17, 1954. p. 1C.
- Lea, Bud (November 25, 1954). "Layne-propelled Lions solid choice over Packers". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3, part 4.
- Lea, Bud (November 26, 1954). "Packers outgain Lions but lose another heartbreaker, 28 to 24". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2.