NFL Teams – Detroit Lions

Image of the Detroit Lions logo.

The Detroit Lions are an NFL football team located in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions are one of the older teams in the NFL, having been established in 1930. The team is currently owned by Martha Firestone Ford; widow of William Clay Ford, Sr. William Clay Ford was the last living grandchild of Henry Ford, inventor of the automobile. The team colors are Honolulu blue, silver, black and white.

Team History

While they did have some success before the NFL/AFL merger in 1966, the Detroit Lions have been a below average NFL team throughout their 85+ years of history. They are one of only 4 teams that have never even been to a Super Bowl, let alone win the big game. They have also only won their division 3 times since the merger. Despite that, the Lions have been to the playoffs 17 times, the most recent being in 2014. Overall, the Detroit Lions are one of those teams that always struggle to get over the hump.

Stadium

Image of Ford Field in Detroit.

Like many NFL teams, the Detroit Lions home stadium has been a location in flux throughout history. Although the Lions have never relocated to a different city, the team has played home games in 6 different stadiums. However, in 2002 the team found a permanent home at Ford Field. Ford Field is a dome stadium located in downtown Detroit. It has hosted a wide range of sports events, including a Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and WrestleMania.

Famous Members of the Detroit Lions

  • Barry Sanders – Hall of Fame Running Back
  • Calvin Johnson – current Wide Receiver and future Hall of Famer
  • Dick LeBeau – Defensive Back and longtime defensive coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Doak Walker – former Running Back who has an NCAA football award named after him
  • Bobby Layne – former Quarterback and Kicker

Detroit Lions Merchandise

Credit: Wikipedia

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