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|Colours:||Honolulu blue & silver|
|Hall of Famers:||Joe Schmidt, Dick LeBeau, Alex Karras, Lem Barney, Yale Lary, Lou Creekmur, Barry Sanders, Charlie Sanders, Bobby Layne, Alex Wojciechowicz, Dutch Clark, Jack Christiansen, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Doak Walker, Dick Stanfel, Bill Dudley & Frank Gatski|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||None|
|Rivals:||Green Bay Packers|
|Legends:||Barry Sanders, Joe Schmidt, Bobby Layne, Calvin Johnson, Lem Barney, Doak Walker, Jack Christiansen, Alex Karras, Herman Moore, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Jason Hanson, Yale Lary,Dick LeBeau, Lou Creekmur & Dutch Clark|
|Retired Numbers:||7, 20, 22, 37, 56 & 85|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|1st 2021 Draft Pick:||#7 – TBC|
|2021 Power Ranking:||28|
|Team in a Tweet:||Can Jared Goff be the cornerstone of our rebuild?|
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If the Lions faithful could go back in time they would, as the most recent seasons for Lions fans are ones to forget as they have made the playoffs just three times since 2010, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Detroit.
The Lions began their journey as the Portsmouth Spartans (playing under the name from 1930-1933) after a Detroit businessman acquired the franchise from Portsmouth and relocated them to Detroit, so the city could have a football team, after years of failure previously.
The Lions had their most successful years throughout the 1930s and 1950s, as they won four NFL championships (before the Super Bowl) winning their first one in 1935 in their second season under the Lion’s name as well as winning three in the 50s (1952 and 1953) with their last taste of being champions in 1957. During that time frame they also claimed four division titles.
Despite only making the playoffs once throughout the 60s and 70s (they made the playoffs in 1970, losing in the divisional round to the Dallas Cowboys) the Lions couldn’t capitalise on their ‘golden generation’ which included Hall of Famers, Yale Lary (who had two stints his first from 1952-53 and his second from 1956-1964), Joe Smchimdt (1967-1972), Lem Barney (1967-1977) and Dick “Night Train” Lane (1960-1965), as majority of them couldn’t help the Lions reach the playoffs multiple times.
Fast forward to the 80s and they started to give hope as they made the playoffs in 1982 and 1983, but it was the 1983 season that finally ended a long drought. The Lions finally ended a 26 year drought in 1983, when they claimed the NFC Central division, their first title of any note since their NFL championship in 1957, earning them a shot in the divisional round of the playoffs, but went down to San Francisco by one point.
The Lions didn’t see any playoff action for the rest of the 80s, although it may have seemed like it was a dark period, things started to look slightly better when they picked up future Hall of Famer running back Barry Sanders in the 1989 draft with pick No. 3. Sanders had an illustrious career with the Lions throughout his nine year stint, as he played 153 games, rushed 15,269, and scored 99 touchdowns.
Sanders proved to be the spark the Lions needed as they entered the new decade. The 90s could be seen as one of the most successful seasons the franchise has had since the 1950s, as they made the playoffs in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1999.
However, it was the 1991 season, led by Sanders, that was special in the hearts of Lions fans. The Lions ended the 1991 season with a 14-2 record, as they claimed the division title.
But it was in the playoffs that ended a 34 year drought when they won their first playoff match since 1957, against the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round, as they made it to their maiden championship game for the first time in their history, but fell to Washington.
Sanders led the team to the division title again in 1993, after a 10-6 win loss record, but only managed to make it to a wild card playoff in which they lost to Green Bay Packers. The rest of the decade saw the side stumble out in the wildcard playoffs.
There was not much to cheer about in the 2000s as they missed the playoffs each year, but it was in 2008 that the Lions suffered a disastrous season going winless as they finished with a 0-16 record. Since 2010 the Lions have appeared in the wildcard playoffs in 2011, 2014 and 2016, with their most recent a 26-6 defeat to Seattle.
The Lions faithful have been waiting 63 years and counting for their team to be crowned NFL champions since they last had that tag in 1957, which is also the second longest drought in NFL history (the Arizona Cardinals have the longest drought as their last championship was in 1947, as they have waited 73 years and counting).
After four straight years of missing the playoffs and a combined 8-23-1 record over the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Detroit decided to trade disgruntled star QB, Matt Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2021 offseason. In return they received LA’s QB Jared Goff along with two first round picks and a third round pick.
If you are a fan of the Detroit Lions, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 / 2022 season. Do the Detroit Lions have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2022?
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Lions’ chances after an exciting draft and free agency period this offseason.
The Detroit Lions marginally outplayed their 5-11 record, going 7-9 against the spread in 2020. The Lions won just one of their eight home games but covered in three of them, going 3-5 at home, 4-4 on the road.
Detroit finished with the equal best total points record in the league, 10-6. They were an incredible 6-2 at home and just 4-4 on the road.
The rebuild has been fully embraced and sportsbooks are reflecting that, giving Detroit the equal worst Super Bowl LVI odds of +12500.
Still got some burning questions about the Detroit Lions? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Detroit Lions play?
The Detroit Lions play their home games at Ford Field.
Who owns the Detroit Lions?
Sheila Ford Hamp will own the Detroit Lions after her mother Martha Firestone Ford stepped down from the role.
Has the Detroit Lions won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Detroit Lions have never won a Super Bowl.
Who is the Detroit Lions coach?
Dan Campbell is head coach of the Detroit Lions. He was hired in the 2021 offseason.
Do the Detroit Lions play tonight?
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What is the Detroit Lions record?
The Detroit Lions finished the 2020 season with a 5-11 record.
Did the Detroit Lions win last night?
Fans of the Detroit Lions are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Detroit Lions worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Detroit Lions are worth $1.95 billion.
Who do the Detroit Lions play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Detroit Lions play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Detroit Lions?
You can watch the Detroit Lions on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on DetroitLions.com. You can also stream Detroit Lions games on the Lions App, Yahoo sports app,CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Detroit Lions make the playoffs this year?
The Detroit Lions did not make the playoffs in the 2020 NFL season after finishing with a 5-11 record.
When do the Detroit Lions play?
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When is the next Detroit Lions game?
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Where did the Detroit Lions finish the season?
The Detroit Lions finished last in the NFC North standings and 14th in the NFC.
How many games did the Detroit Lions win?
The Detroit Lions won five games in the 2020 NFL season.
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