Detroit Lions Have Record Losing Streak In Their Sights


Published: September 21, 2009

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... I thought it couldn't get any worse.

Sure, they could keep losing, but there would be no intrigue left. The nation watched last season as the Lions stumbled to the NFL's first and only 0-16 record.

Now they continue to lose, but no one cares anymore. They already accomplished the most dubious feat in the NFL, what more can they do to prove how bad they are?

Allow me to explain.

You may have heard of the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers—the expansion team that went 0-14 and up until last season, held the title of worst team in NFL history.

I'm here to say, they still hold that title...for now. In 1977, fresh off an 0-14 season, Tampa Bay lost their first 12 games before finishing 2-12. That means they lost 26 games in a row, the longest losing streak in NFL history.

Well guess what? Detroit has lost 19 games in a row.

They are seven losses away from tying that record. Anyone think it won't happen? Can anyone really say for sure that ...

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