A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game

July 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, you're forced to set the bar quite low in attempts to commemorate team accomplishments. 
Thus, this year, the long-suffering Detroit Lions will hold a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of the only time in modern NFL history the team made a championship game. 
The 1991 Lions won a team-record 12 regular-season games before winning a single playoff affair en route to a 41-10 NFC Championship Game loss to the Washington Redskins. The 38-6 divisional-round victory over the Dallas Cowboys remains the franchise's only postseason win since 1957. 
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, members of that '91 squad will be honored when Detroit hosts the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 16. That's in spite of the fact tickets for the following week's game against the Redskins state that the celebration will take place that day, becau...

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