Based in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Lions are an American football team. Detroit Lions are the members North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC)’s North Division in the National Football League (NFL), and played their home games at Ford Field in the downtown Detroit.
In the beginning based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans, the Detroit Lions began to play in the year 1929 as an independent professional team, as one of many such teams in the Ohio and the Scioto River valleys. For the 1930 season, the Spartans officially joined the National Football League (NFL). In spite of success within the National Football League, they could not survive in Portsmouth.
The team was purchased and went to Detroit for the 1934 season.
The Detroit Lions have won four NFL Championships, the last in year 1957, giving club the second-longest NFL championship drought behind the Arizona Cardinals, who last won in the year 1947 (as the Chicago Cardinals). The Detroit Lions have yet to qualify for the Super Bowl.
They have qualified for the playoffs only nine times within more than 50 years since winning the year 1957 championship and have won only one playoff game in that span. Lions are the holders of second longest regular season losing group in NFL history.
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After an 0-3 start and a conservative first-half decision in Week 3 versus the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions head coach has come under fire from fans and media. Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best and his league-leading five touchdowns won the NFLs Offensive Rookie of the Month award. Peterson with the Vikings will face the Detroit Lions and Johnson and the Titans are playing the New York Giants. With the winless Detroit Lions coming to town on Sunday, it might be tempting to think this is the perfect time for the Packers (2-1) to finally play up to their potential for a full game.