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- Detroit Lions playoff history
- List of NFL franchise post-season droughts
- A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game
Detroit Lions playoff history
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When Edinger checked the voicemail a few minutes later and shared the message with his friend — a reporter was trying to contact the former Michigan State kicker about the field goal he made against the Detroit Lions during his rookie season with the Chicago Bears — he was met with quizzical disbelief. More: 10, days after last playoff win, Lions fans tell us why they still care. The kick knocked the Lions out of the playoffs and ushered in one of the most disastrous eras in NFL history, an era that Edinger said he still gets blamed for a handful of times a year. The Lions hired Matt Millen as general manager two weeks later, fired Gary Moeller as interim coach and won just 31 games over the next eight seasons, the worst eight-year stretch in modern NFL history. Their drought without a playoff victory now stands at an even 10, days, since a Jan.
Detroit is looking for its first playoff win since and only its second playoff win in the Super Bowl era. The Lions are one of only four teams to never reach the Super Bowl, joining the Jaguars, the Texans and the current iteration of the Browns. The Lions' offense mustered only total yards and turned the ball over three times, allowing the Cowboys to win without scoring a touchdown. Greg Landry threw for 48 yards and Mel Farr rushed for 31 yards to lead the Lions. Larry Walton caught three passes for 39 yards. Mike Clark's yard field goal in the first quarter ended up being the deciding score in the game. On the plus side, the Lions didn't commit a penalty in the game.
When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 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 Lions won a team-record 12 regular-season games before winning a single playoff affair en route to a NFC Championship Game loss to the Washington Redskins. The divisional-round victory over the Dallas Cowboys remains the franchise's only postseason win since 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, because the team was forced to change the day for scheduling purposes after tickets had already been printed.
List of NFL franchise post-season droughts
The Lions trailed the Texans by 10 before a field goal with less than three minutes remaining cut the lead to seven. And the Lions trailed the Packers by 14 in the rematch before a Hail Mary with 13 seconds left cut the deficit to seven. At the opposite end of the spectrum is New England, which went against other playoff teams this season.
A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game
Thursday, May 23, , was the 10,th day since the Detroit Lions' last playoff victory on Jan. More: 10, days after last playoff win, Lions fans tell us why they still care. Well, turns out the Lions are just about the worst. Of the teams in "The Big Four," have advanced at least one round in the playoffs. Just three teams are 0-for-the-playoffs since Jan. The Lions , obviously , the Bengals ; their last playoff win came on Jan. Just one franchise can say it has never been eliminated from the playoffs: The Miami nee Florida Marlins, who are 6-for-6 in playoff rounds, winning the World Series in and
Listed here are both appearance droughts and winning droughts in almost every level of the NFL playoff system. Teams that have never made it beyond each successive milestone are listed under the year in which they began NFL play. Of the 12 teams that have never won the Super Bowl, four 4 are expansion franchises younger than the Super Bowl itself Bengals, Panthers, Jaguars, and the Texans.