The Lions run of being a terrible, terrible football team is well documented. The last time they had double digit victories, or outscored their opponents over the course of a season, was 1995. The highest win total in their history, which dates back to 1930, is 12. And they did that once. Since the schedule went to 16 games in 1978, they’ve finished with double-digit victories 3 times. Joe Flacco was born in 1985 and he already has 2 double-digit win seasons and a 9-7 season under his belt.
We now know that Grant has a guaranteed contract for 2011, making it pretty unlikely (but not impossible) that he’ll be changing teams anytime soon. Still, the Lions-centric reaction evoked an important question: Where are the Lions going with their running game and is it reasonable to trust Jahvid Best in the primary role?
Detroit Lions emerging star tight end Brandon Pettigrew returned from his ACL injury with 71 receptions for 722 yards and four scores in his sophomore season. Those are good numbers, but it’s not enough to make you want to blindly plug him in your fantasy lineup every week.
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.