Detroit Lions: Are They Better? Reasons to Be Skeptical

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Maybe it's just my cynical nature coming through today. Maybe it's just all an illusion.
Since the draft there have been a few articles, including some of my own, that have portrayed the Lions as finally getting their act together.
However, as many experienced Lions fans know, we've been down this road before.
I'm not going to bore everyone with the whole dismal history of this team since William Clay Ford, Sr. purchased the Lions back in 1963 for $4.5 million dollars. 
I'll give just some of the highlights...or in some cases, the lowlights.
We all know the one glaring issue since Ford took control of the team: 10 playoff appearances, one playoff win, and no championships in the 46 years he's owned the team.
This team has had some good regular seasons in that time. In 1970 they went 10-4 but lost to the Cowboys in the lowest scoring playoff game in modern history, 5-0.
The 1991 team posted the Lions' best ever record of 12-4, and was the on...

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