Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/10/14
After finishing 2011 10-6 and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999, the Detroit Lions had high expectations heading into the 2012 season. A slew of off-field player conduct issues during the 2012 offseason later and the Lions found themselves right back at the bottom of the NFC North.In a season that was supposed to bring promise to the hungry Lions fans that have been patiently waiting for a consistent playoff contender, instead brought more questions than answers as the Lions finished a pathetic 4-12.The lone bright spot for the Lions last season was wide receiver "Megatron" Calvin Johnson breaking Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record with 1,964 yards. The Lions did move the ball well on offense, ranking third in yards, but they had a hard time stopping opponents from scoring, ranking 27 out of the 32 teams in points allowed.With so many off-the-field issues and little salary cap space, the Lions will enter the 2013 season with many questions and a fan ...
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