As I watched the final quarter of last night’s Bears-Lions game, one name kept popping in my head: Billy Sims.
Clearly, these Detroit Lions — who thrashed Chicago, 24-13 — aren’t your father’s Lions. Or your grandfather’s Lions. Or your great-grandfather’s Lions. They are (gasp!) good. Strong. Powerful. Young. Confident. Joyful.
As general manager of the Detroit Lions, Martin Mayhew heads the NFL’s most resurgent team. Following their victory against Chicago on Monday Night Football, the Lions are 5-0 for the first since 1956. Just two seasons removed from an NFL-record winless campaign (0-16), the Lions have won nine consecutive games dating to last year.
Topics:Detroit Lions, Jahvid Best, Monday Night Football
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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.