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The Lions ended an 11-year playoff drought in no-doubt-about-it fashion Saturday, thumping the San Diego Chargers, 38-10, in their most complete performance of the season.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Been there, done that, felt that -- the good and the bad.
Jason Hanson has felt the emotional swings triggered by playing a decisive home game late in the season in his 20 years as the Lions kicker.
Saturdays game against the resurgent San Diego Chargers at Ford Field is pivotal in the Lions hopes to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Now that they're in, who will the Lions see in the wild-card round of the playoffs in two weeks?
Detroit fans received an early gift on Christmas Eve with the Lions making the playoffs for the first time in this century, since 1999 to be exact. 12 years is a long damn time. In NFL years, it's eons. 1999 might just as well be 1899.
Things have changed for this franchise. Which means my attitude should as well.
Something all Lions fans are guilty of is dwelling on past...
Several Detroit Lions were upgraded on today's injury report and, as coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, all 53 players on the roster will be in the mix for Saturday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Ford Field.
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Detroit should be able to hold off red-hot San Diego at home.
Even the Chargers didn't have the offensive firepower in duel with Stafford & Co.
Forget next year's draft. The Detroit Lions have something different to look forward to this December.
The topic du jour is playoff scenarios. Tim Twentyman at DetroitLions.com has them covered:
Win against the Chargers today and the Lions will punch their playoff ticket for the first time since 1999.But if they lose, don’t lose hope.In that case, the Lions can still can lock up a postseason bid this weekend in one of three ways:1.) With losses by the Bears, Cardinals, Seahawks...
It's silly to suggest the Lions are playing for Jeff Backus and Dominic Raiola, but plenty of people would like to see the two 11-year vets clinch their first playoff appearance today.
DETROIT - After a decade of losing, the Detroit Lions are in the playoffs.
And they made sure the San Diego...
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is a hardcore hard-rock fan who often lets his followers know what he's listening to on the way to work every day via his Twitter account. And given his musical fanaticism, the import of this fact would not be lost on him. The last time the Lions won a playoff game, it was January 5, 1992. Nirvana's "Nevermind," the album credited...
The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the San Diego Chargers 38-10 Saturday.