The Detroit Lions' latest loss included a dubious feat, but even their recent woes don't seem to compare to those of their next opponent.
While the Lions attempt to snap a five-game skid Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals seek to avoid matching the franchise's longest single-season losing streak and bounce back from one of the most lopsided defeats in NFL history.
After winning 10 games and ending an 11-year postseason drought in 2011, Detroit (4-9) has returned to its losing ways and is well out of the playoff hunt.
Last Sunday, the Lions became the seventh team in league history to blow leads of 10 or more points in three consecutive contests. They led 14-0 in the first half at Green Bay before falling 27-20.
They've lost their last five games by an average of 5.2 points.
"It's very difficult to lose in professional sports, in any kind of sport. It's even more difficult, I think, when the games are so close," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Sometimes if you get blown out, you can sort o...