Found December 24, 2011 on Lions Blog:
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.

Seems like old times for veteran Lions kicker

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. The stakes...

So who will Lions play in playoffs? Here are the scenarios

Now that they're in, who will the Lions see in the wild-card round of the playoffs in two weeks?

Holiday greetings to you and yours from TWFE!

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...

No Lions ruled out for Saturday's game; Louis Delmas, Aaron Berry doubtful

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.

Summary: Lions 38, Chargers 10

Tickets sold: 63,988 Time: 3:14 Average start of drive: SD 24

Detroit Lions matchup: Chargers bring exposive offense into revved-up Ford Field

Detroit should be able to hold off red-hot San Diego at home.

Lions beat the Chargers the old-fashioned San Diego way

Even the Chargers didn't have the offensive firepower in duel with Stafford & Co.

Lions rejoice after clinching playoff spot

Forget next year's draft. The Detroit Lions have something different to look forward to this December.

San Diego Chargers @ Detroit Lions: Pregame thoughts

The topic du jour is playoff scenarios. Tim Twentyman at 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...

Lions hot topics for today's game

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.

Lions rout Chargers 38-10 to clinch playoff spot

DETROIT - After a decade of losing, the Detroit Lions are in the playoffs. And they made sure the San Diego...

Lions set to see postseason Nirvana for the first time in decades

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...

Lions rip Bolts, earn first playoff spot since '99

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.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.