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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|
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.
2021 was another rough season for the Detroit Lions. It was made even worse by the number of heartbreaking losses they suffered. To top it off their former quarterback Matthew Stafford went on to win the Super Bowl with the LA Rams.
The Detroit Lions actually had a solid season, however they fell just short of the playoffs. They found great joy in knocking the Green Bay Packers out of the postseason in the regular seasons final week. They finished the season with a record of 9-8.
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Lions’ chances closer to the start of the 2023-24 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022-23 season started:
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 2022-23 season. Do the Detroit Lions have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Detroit Lions:
Dan Campbell will return for his second season as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. Despite the lackluster performance last season, it showed that Campbell has the opportunity to be a solid coach in this league. It seemed like the Detroit Lions were fighting in every single game and just caught some very tough breaks last year.
He is a former NFL player who has spent the majority of his coaching career in the Miami Dolphins organization and was even their interim head coach for a few games back in the day. His record of eight wins and 20 losses is almost certain to improve with this upcoming season.
Jared Goff will return as the quarterback for the Lions this season. If this team wants to be successful then his numbers will certainly have to improve as well. While D’Andre Swift will get the majority of the carries out of the backfield after an impressive season last year.
It’ll be Amon-Ra Saint Brown and DJ Chark doing the majority of the pass catching at the wide receiver position as well as TJ Hockenson out of the tight end spot. As well as newly drafted rookie Jamison Williams when he returns from his injury he suffered in his final college season.
Rookie Aidan Hutchinson is expected to be the star of this Detroit Lions defense. While it’ll likely be Charles Harris on the other side of the defensive line, at the left side defensive end spot as his running mate. Alim McNeill and Michael Brockers will be plugging up the middle.
While Derrick Barnes, Alex Anzalone, Chris Board, and Amani Oruwariye will play the linebacker spots. The defense should be a better unit simply because of the fact that they may be spending less time on the field than they did last year and won’t be so worn down by the time games come to an end.
The 2022-23 season is over and we take a look back at the Detroit Lions betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023-24 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Lions before the start of the previous season:
The Detroit Lions total wins line is currently sitting at 6.5f victories. The over for this is currently sitting at (-115) while the under is currently sitting at (-105). Oddsmakers are expecting them to finish with around five to seven victories this season.
They are expected to be once again towards the bottom of the standings during the 2022-23 National Football League season. At the moment their odds to win the NFC North division are (+1000) as they are expected to be a longshot winner which makes them a very valuable bet heading into the season.
While their odds to win their Conference Championship are currently sitting at (+6000) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. What is most important is their current Super Bowl odds and those are currently at (+15000) heading into the year.
They are currently favored in three of their seventeen games this season and all of those games come at Ford Field. They are favored by more than one possession zero times this season and two possession underdogs zero times this season as well. The only three games that the Detroit Lions are favorites in are against the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears.
Most people are expecting it to be another rough season for the Detroit Lions but this team has a ton of weapons and they could easily be a lot more competitive than they were last season. Some of it last year came down to just bad luck as teams were hitting 60+ yard field goals to win games and winning on last second plays several times.
With the right personnel Dan Campbell has the opportunity to be a solid coach and he could turn this team into a playoff contender within the next three years if everything goes correctly and draft picks like Aiden Hutchinson work out.
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?
Are you wondering if the Detroit Lions are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Detroit Lions games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Detroit Lions record?
The Detroit Lions finished the 2022 season with a 9-8 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 $3.05 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 2022 NFL season after finishing with an 9-8 record.
When do the Detroit Lions play?
Detroit Lions fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.
When is the next Detroit Lions game?
For more details on the next Detroit Lions game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.
Where did the Detroit Lions finish the season?
The Detroit Lions finished 2nd in the NFC North standings and 8th in the NFC.
How many games did the Detroit Lions win?
The Detroit Lions won nine games in the 2022 NFL season.
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