Detroit Lions trying to avoid NFL (0-16) Infamy

It has become overwhelming apparent throughout the 2008 NFL season that this season’s Detroit Lions may absolutely be the NFL’s all-time worst franchise for one season.  Last week, the Lions became the NFL’s first 0-15 team with a 42-7 home loss to the Saints — eclipsed the previous marks of futility set by two teams (1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 0-14 and the 1980 New Orleans Saints also started the 1980 season 0-14).  So the stage is set this Sunday for the Lions to become the NFL’s first 0-16 squad playing against old-time rival the Green Bay Packers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The final game of the season couldn’t have come sooner for embattled head coach Rod Marinelli, who currently sports a 10-25 record in two-plus seasons with the Lions including losing 22 of their last 23 games.  The Packers at (5-10) are not much better than the Lions, but do you really believe that the Pack can lose to the woeful Lions in their own stadium — legendary coach Vince Lombardi would rollover in his grave.  Maybe former Packers nemesis from his days with the Vikings, Lions backup quarterback Daunte Culpepper, can come off the bench to save his team’s season, but I doubt it. 

LV‘s Pick: Move over 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14) as there is a new pathetic team in NFL history.


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