Green Bay Packers Win Super Bowl XLV: Five Things It Means To the Detroit Lions

February 10, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the official end of the 2010-2011 NFL season, Detroit Lions fans everywhere are faced with the realization that Green Bay gets to call itself "Titletown" for the next 12 months.
This will mark the first time the Lions have had the Super Bowl winner in its division since... well, since the Green Bay Packers won it in 1997.
It would have been the 2002-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the old NFC Central, but they won the Super Bowl the same season they were realigned into the NFC South.
So aside from having the most vocal Packers fans you know crow about Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews for the next year, what does this mean to the Lions for the 2011 season?
A few things, actually. Believe it or not, most of them are good.
Instant Respectability
Ideally, this would already have happened. The Green Bay Packers finished the season at 14-6 as Super Bowl Champions. Including the postseason, they posted a total point differential...

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