Lions keep losing
Posted Jul. 24 at 10:02 AM
The Lions keep adding talent with top-10 draft picks, but they keep losing games. Ten years in a row, they’ve finished with a losing record.
That streak ties as the third-longest since the move to the 16-game schedule in 1978. The only teams ahead of them are the Buccaneers and the Colts, whose streak was built around the Mayflower trucks rolling out of Baltimore for Indianapolis.
Can the Lions go four more years and tie the record for futility. Hard to imagine, considering the good players they keep drafting – most notably Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh – but these are the Lions.
CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH LOSING SEASONS
Since the move to the 16-game schedule in 1978:
14 1983-1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12 1975-1986 Baltimore-Indianapolis Colts
10 1972-1981 St. Louis Cardinals
10 2001-2010 Detroit Lions
9 1985-1993 St. Louis-Phoenix Cardinals
9 1990-1998 Louis Angeles-St. Louis Rams
8 1983-1990 Atlanta Falcons
8 1999-2006 Arizona Cardinals
7 1984-1990 Detroit Lions
7 2003-2009 Oakland Raiders
6 1997-2002 Cincinnati Bengals
6 1994-1999 New Orleans Saints
6 1982-1987 Philadelphia Eagles
6 2003-2008 San Francisco 49ers
6 1981-1986 Houston Oilers
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