We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data.  Going into the 1960s, the Lions decided to go with a new rebuild, this time centered around defense. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. , Hoping to rebound from the disappointing finish to the 2007 season, things appeared to be looking up for the Lions heading into the 2008 season as they went 4–0 during the preseason.  After the strike ended, the Lions finished 2–5.
 They would play four additional exhibition games: a 67–14 win over the Westwood Cubs on January 13, a 42–7 win over the Los Angeles All-Stars on January 20, a 10–3 victory over the Green Bay Packers on January 26, and a 30–6 victory over the Hawaii All-Stars on February 9.  In the 2019 NFL Draft, they selected Iowa tight end T. J. Hockenson with the eighth overall pick.  The Lions began the 2007 season with a promising 6–2 record. Find out more. After the 49ers took a 14–3 in the first quarter, the Lions were able to trim the deficit to 14–9 by halftime on couple of field goals by kicker Eddie Murray, who made what was then a postseason record 54-yard kick in the closing seconds of the first half.  He was replaced by interim head coach Wayne Fontes, who by the end of his coaching career, was considered to be one of the best coaches in franchise history and had the distinction of having the most wins and losses of any head coach in franchise history. The Detroit Tigers won the 1935 World Series, while the Detroit Red Wings captured the 1936 Stanley Cup. Home Games  The next year saw the Lions enjoy one of the greatest seasons in franchise history.  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Lang, who is now contemplating retirement", "Reports: Lions releasing CB Nevin Lawson prior to start of free agency", "Detroit Lions sign WR Danny Amendola to one-year deal", "Detroit Lions sign CB Justin Coleman: Full contract details", "Detroit Lions sign Trey Flowers to five-year deal", "Detroit Lions agree to terms with Steelers TE Jesse James", "2019 NFL draft: Detroit Lions select Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson in first round", "Detroit Lions lose ninth straight, insist there's 'lots of hope' for 2020", "Martha Firestone Ford to step down as principal owner of Detroit Lions", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_the_Detroit_Lions&oldid=978717096, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 September 2020, at 15:07. , In 1939, the Lions' first year without their superstar players, they only managed a disappointing record of 6–5. We present them here for purely educational purposes.
 After losing the first two games of the season, the Lions would surprisingly defeat the Patriots 26–10 on Sunday Night Football. Join our linker program.  In the final week of the season, the Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers 35–11 to finish 9–7. However, after a 2–0 start, a player's strike cancelled seven games, cutting the season to nine games. Because the walls in Kezar Stadium were so thin and the locker rooms were right next to each other, the Lions could hear it.  Prior to the start of the 2005 season, Millen received a five-year contract extension. All rights reserved.  Following a loss to the New York Giants, the Lions gained another easy win over the Washington Redskins for their second straight victory over that team. : Kippy Brown (Assoc.  The Lions went 10–2, which was good for first place in the renamed Western Conference.  This was the Packers' only loss of the season, as they eventually won the 1962 NFL Championship.  In the following season, the team finished in second place to the Chicago Bears with a 9–3 record. This game marked the Lions' first 3–0 start since 1980. He spent two years trying to rehab his injury before retiring in 1986.  Tom Lewand was appointed team president, while assistant general manager Martin Mayhew was promoted to general manager.
, With the AFL–NFL merger, the Lions were placed in the new NFC Central division with the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. Ties the 2008 Detroit Lions for most losses in a single season. With the transition from Martha Ford to her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, as the principal owner of the Detroit Lions, it’s time for a look back at all the ownership changes in Lions franchise history. Data Provided By  After two more losses, the Lions played their final game of the season on January 6, 2002. However, they would lose 28–26.
, In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Lions would bolster their defense when they selected Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley.  This resulted in the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz on December 30.  A notable occurrence during the season happened on November 7 when the Lions and the New York Giants played to a scoreless tie. Or write about sports? His wife of 67 years, Martha Firestone Ford, assumed control following her husband’s death.  In Week 16, the Lions defeated the San Diego Chargers at home 38–10.
 A second straight home loss followed as the Lions fell to the Atlanta Falcons 23–16. We present them here for purely educational purposes. At the end of a close game, Matthew Stafford drove the team downfield and threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson.  The game against the Saints was flexed into Sunday Night Football.
 Schwartz spent ten seasons with the Tennessee Titans, eight of them as defensive coordinator. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Join our linker program. Matt Flynn threw six touchdown passes, which was good enough to help the Packers defeat the Lions 45–41.  This season marked the end of an era as Calvin Johnson retired after the season.
After starting 0–3, Matt Millen was fired as team president and CEO. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. It wasn't meant to be as the Packers won 24–19.