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    Detroit Lions Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Detroit Lions to get you started: 

    Established: 1930
    Stadium: Ford Field 
    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
    Conference:  NFC
    Super Bowl Championships: 0
    Conference Championships: 0
    2019 Record: 3-12
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #3 Jeff Okudah, CB
    2020 Power Ranking: 24
    Team in a Tweet: Just want to be a competitive team again.

    Detroit Lions Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Detroit Lions History

    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). 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Detroit Lions

    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 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Detroit Lions have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Detroit Lions:

    Preview on Detroit Lions Head Coach: Matt Patricia

    After an apprenticeship under arguably the greatest coach of all time in Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia left the Patriots in 2018 to begin his own head coaching career at the Detroit Lions. After two seasons in charge, the Lions have had back to back losing seasons under Patricia, both of which saw them finish at the bottom of the NFC North division. 

    There is no doubt, Patricia is coming into the 2020 season as one of the most under pressure coaches in the NFL. With a career 9-22-1 record, Patricia elected to fortify his defensive stocks in the most recent draft, picking up cornerback Jeff Okudah with the third pick. 

    Okudah was ranked as the best cornerback in the draft and will be coming into 2020 with the hope of improving on last year’s 26th ranked defence. The first half of the upcoming season will have huge implications on whether Patricia sees out the year as the head coach in Detroit.

    Preview on Detroit Lions Offensive Weapon: Kenny Golladay, WR

    Coming out of a 2019 season that saw the Lions finish last in their division with a 3-12-1 record, Kenny Golladay still managed to lead the NFL in touchdown receptions. Although the Lions started three different quarterbacks in 2019, Golladay still managed to bring in 65 receptions for 1190 yards at 18.3 yards per carry and scoring 11 touchdowns, earning a 2019 Pro Bowl selection. 

    Entering the final year of his contract, Golladay will look to have another standout season and earn himself a big contract for 2021. One of the biggest factors for Golladay’s potential success will be the health of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford has had an injury riddled career, however at his best has performed at a Pro Bowl level. 

    If Stafford can remain healthy, Golladay can continue his rise up the wide receiver ranks in the NFL. However, Golladay has already proven that he can increase statistically regardless of who is throwing him the ball. Expect a big 2020 from Kenny Golladay.

    Preview on Detroit Lions Defensive Weapon: Jeff Okudah, CB

    After losing Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, the Detroit Lions selected Jeff Okudah with the third pick in the 2020 NFL draft. In his final year at Ohio State University, Okudah had 34 tackles, 9 passes deflected, 3 interceptions while only committing one penalty, earning himself a unanimous All American selection in 2019. 

    Okudah is renowned for his elite foot speed, size, and is physical in press coverage, as well as being a tirelessly hard worker who is dedicated to his craft. If the Lions are going to fill the void left by Darius Slay and improve on the league’s 26th ranked defense, a lot of the responsibility will sit with Jeff Okudah.

    Detroit Lions Betting & Odds History

    The Detroit Lions have won nine games in the past two seasons (won six games in 2018 and three in 2019), but they still have a very handy over/under record in the NFL and in the NFC North division. The Lions finished the 2019 NFL season with an over/under record of 10-6-0, placing them fifth in the overall NFL rankings and first in the NFC North. 

    When they were the home team they had a 6-2-0 record placing them first in the NFL (although the Carolina Panthers have the same record), and again placing them first in the NFC North. Their away form was not as good as their home form but they were still in the top 20 in the NFL with a 4-4-0 record ranking them 13th overall and first in the NFC north. 

    However, when looking at against the spread, the Lions were ranked 26th in the NFL with a 6-10-0 record and third in the NFC North standings. When they were the home team the Lions were in the top 20 in the NFL with a 4-4-0 record placing them 12th overall and third in the NFC North. When the Lions were on the road, they had the second worst record in the NFL with a 2-6-0 record (ranking them 31 overall) and third in their NFC North division. 

    The Lions were never really in contention to make the playoffs or the Super Bowl as a day before their opening game against the Arizona Cardinals, they were valued at +12000 on September 8. After their opening tie to the Cardinals they were valued at +12667 on September 11, however, a few days before they faced the Los Angeles Charges the price went down to +6600. 

    Even after the Chargers won, their value went back up again to +9533, but then declined a few days before their next game against Philadelphia to +9000. A two win streak (wins over the Los Angeles Charges and Philadelphia Eagles) was enough to influence the market before the bye when they were marked at +50000. 

    The Lions’ trouble began after the bye, as they lost their two games (against Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings) after the break meaning once again their value went up to +13333. When they faced the New York Giants it quickly dropped to +8667 (a game they won on October 28) but even that wasn’t enough as a few days later their value was back up to +12667. 

    From November 4 to December 30, the Lions suffered a nine game losing streak to end their season, however, they had their lowest value on November 11 when they faced the Chicago Bears where they were marked at +20000. 

    A day after the Bears loss on November 12, it went up to +37500 and from there it just kept elevating as by December 25 (five days before their last game to Green Bay) they finished the season with +50000. 

    Detroit Lions FAQ

    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 Dallas Cowboys coach?

    Matt Patricia is the head coach of the Detroit Lions. 

    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 Dallas Cowboys record?

    The new season of the NFL has started! Last season, the Detroit Lions finished with a 3-12-1 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 Dallas Cowboys 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 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 next season of the NFL has begun! The Detroit Lions did not make the playoffs in the 2019 NFL season. 

    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 last in the NFC North standings. 

    How many games did the Dallas Detroit Lions win?

    The Detroit Lions won three games in the 2019 NFL season.