The Bad, The Ugly and The Detroit Lions

Sorry that I haven’t posted anything, internet connections are the worst.  Anyways, that game was a lost cause right away. Aaron Rodgers was incredible in the first half, and when it was 10-0, I turned it in for the night.  2 minutes later, it was 17-0. What’s done is done, and that one loss I talked about has happened in the first game.  Sunday’s game should be a win, as it’s the Lions.  Just for some insight about how bad they have been in recent memory, here is a nice collection of really ugly statistics.

  •  In their last 90 games, they are 23-67, with 7 of those wins in 2008 under Jon Kitna’s awesome quarterbacking skills.
  • Apart from those 90, the total record in the 2000s of the Lions is 42-114. That’s a 27% win percentage.
  • Since 1992, only 4 of the Lions’ first round picks have become undoubtedly impact players.  Robert Porcher, Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson and Ernie Sims (debatable).
  • After Wayne Fontes finished his tenure with the Lions before the 1997 season, they’ve had 7 coaches, and none have come even close to having wining records.
  • In 10 years of the 2000s decade, they’ve had 5 different leading passers, and only that few because Joey Harrington’s career in Detroit lasted 4 long, miserable years.

Just a few of many dismal statistics for the Lions. A win is absolutely needed on Sunday, and if the Lions play like they do usually, it should be coming in force.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Lions, Lions Stats

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  • Cory

    First of all, you presume a lot. You didn’t even finish watching the game of your supposed team. I don’t miss a game, period. Yah, the Lions lose a lot and that’s an understatement but I am devoted as a lot of fans are. YOU should really be more humble. The Ravens are an ok team but aren’t superbowl bound so let’s not get too exciete just because their opponent are the Lions. It could be judst that the Lions win this one.

  • http://www.ebonybird.com Joe Barnes

    fair points, Cory. Before this season, I watched all game, every game. Then the team just started playing themselves out of games, and it’s very frustrating, especially if the game goes as long as the Monday Night ones go.

    The thing is, this team should have a much better record, and has the talent to be a Super Bowl-worthy squad, but mistakes and stupid decisions have given them this lame season they’ve had.

    Regarding the Lions, they’re an NFL team, and have some idea of what they’re doing, but you have to admit they’re very, very bad. And you need to recognize that the Ravens will be pumped up and will want to prove that they just don’t lay down and lose every game.

  • http://www.flaccocinco,blogspot.com Flaccocinco

    Sure it was just the Lions but big win regardless. Improves team morale tremendously, and considering both the Jags and Broncos lost today, should improve even more so. Hopefully the guys take it a game at a time and don’t look past the Bears next week. I will be there, should be a good one.