When Jim Schwartz first arrived in Detroit in early 2009, on the heels of 0-16 and infamy in 2008, the team’s rookie head coach talked early and often about changing the culture of losing that had existed for so long there, and making the Lions a legitimate NFL team, instead of the league’s favorite punchline.
The 11-year run, including the entire first decade of this century, finally came to an end in Detroit in a sweet, convincing victory over San Diego on Sunday. But here’s hoping that the Lions don’t lose focus over the final week of the season because they have a tremendous opportunity to help themselves with a win over Green Bay.
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.