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1957 NFL playoffs

The 1957 National Football League season resulted in a tie for the Western Conference championship between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers. The conference championship game was played on December 22, 1957 at Kezar Stadium. The Detroit Lions, after winning the game, moved on to host the Cleveland Browns on December 29.

Tournament bracket

  Western Conference playoff     NFL Championship
                 
   

<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> E</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Cleveland Browns</td>

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<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> W</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  San Francisco 49ers</td>

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<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> W</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Detroit Lions</td>

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<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> W</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Detroit Lions</td>

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Western Conference championship

Detroit Lions 31, San Francisco 49ers 27
1 2 34Total
Lions 0 7 141031
49ers 14 10 3027

at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco

  • Date: December 22, 1957

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Scoring
  • SF – Owens 34 pass from Tittle (Soltau kick) SF 7–0
  • SF – McElhenny 47 pass from Tittle (Soltau kick) SF 14–0
  • DET – Junker 4 pass from Rote (Martin kick) SF 14–7
  • SF – Wilson 12 pass from Tittle (Soltau kick) SF 21–7
  • SF – field goal Soltau 25 SF 24–7
  • SF – field goal Soltau 10 SF 27–7
  • DET – Tracy 1 run (Martin kick) SF 27–14
  • DET – Tracy 58 run (Martin kick) SF 27–21
  • DET – Gedman 2 run (Martin kick) DET 28–27
  • DET – field goal Martin 13 DET 31–27

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This page is a soft redirect.} </div> The Lions trailed the 49ers 21–7 in the first half, but was able to strike back, and defeated the 49ers 31–27. The game was featured on NFL Top 10 as #2 on Top Ten Comebacks.[1]

NFL Championship game

For more details on this topic, see 1957 NFL Championship Game.

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