After starting the season 0-4, the Detroit Lions laid the lumber to the St. Louis Rams, scoring on offense, defense and special teams, and ran away with a 44-6 win — their greatest margin of victory in 15 years.
The Lions, who had the NFL’s first 0-16 season two years ago, had won just three of their previous 44 games. They had a shot to win three of their first four games — losing by five, three and two points — after their 14 losses last season were by at least a touchdown and several were very lopsided.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.