Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stop The Presses!!! The Detroit Lions Win a Game

The Detroit Lions did something this afternoon they haven't done in a very long time.

Win a game.

The Lions defeated the Washington Redskins 19-14 at Ford Field snapping a 19-game losing streak. The last time the Lions won a game was on December 23, 2007 in Week 16 of the 2007 season when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 25-20. That victory snapped a six game losing streak. So the Lions have won only twice in their past 27 regular season games.

The Lions did not win a single game in the 2008 season. As the Lions were preparing to face the Green Bay Packers in the final game of the regular season, I wrote:

With the federal government now prepared to bail out America's automobile industry, it is now clear the only thing in worse shape in Detroit than GM, Chrysler and Ford is the Detroit Lions.

The Lions roar will be likely short lived. Next Sunday, they go to Chicago to face the Bears. The week after that they host the defending Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Great post. Nice to see the Lions back winning a game, even if it is shortlived. What do you think of the fact that it was blacked out in local markets? I touched on this on my blog. Check it out. I 'd love to get your thoughts.