Detroit Lions

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Detroit Lions
Current season
Established July 12, 1930; 93 years ago (July 12, 1930)[1]
First season: 1930
Play in Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Headquartered in Allen Park, Michigan
Detroit Lions wordmark
Detroit Lions wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1930–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsHonolulu blue, silver[2][3][4]
Fight songGridiron Heroes
MascotRoary the Lion
Owner(s)Sheila Ford Hamp[5]
ChairmanSheila Ford Hamp
PresidentRod Wood
General managerBrad Holmes
Head coachDan Campbell
Team history
League championships (4)
Conference championships (4)
Division championships (4)
Playoff appearances (21)
Home fields

The Detroit Lions are an American football team in Detroit. The Lions play in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field.

The Lions won four NFL Championship Games between 1935 and 1957, all prior to the Super Bowl era. Since the 1957 championship, the franchise has won only a single playoff game during the 1991 season and holds the league's longest postseason win drought.[6] They are the only franchise that has existed for the entire Super Bowl era to not appear in the Super Bowl.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Detroit Lions Team Facts". NFL Enterprises. Archived from the original on April 12, 2019. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. "Detroit Lions statement regarding rebranding". NFL Enterprises. February 1, 2017. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  3. "Lions Visual Identity" (PDF). 2021 Detroit Lions Media Guide. NFL Enterprises. August 3, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021. On Feb. 1, 2017 the Lions once again updated the team's logo and typeface as part of a rebranding initiative that also included four new uniform options. The updated logo and typeface includes the removal of black from the brand identity, emphasizing the team's class color combination of Honolulu blue and silver that has been synonymous with the Detroit Lions since 1934.
  4. "Detroit Lions Team Capsule" (PDF). 2021 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. NFL Enterprises. August 11, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  5. "Martha Firestone Ford to step down as principal owner of Detroit Lions". NFL Enterprises. June 23, 2020. Archived from the original on June 24, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  6. Rogers, Justin (January 15, 2022). "With Bengals' victory, Lions own NFL's longest drought without playoff victory". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on January 16, 2022. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  7. Caldwell, Dave (February 1, 2019). "Meet The NFL Team That Might Never Make It To A Super Bowl". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 19, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  8. Carroll, Charlotte (February 3, 2019). "What Teams Have Never Won the Super Bowl?". Archived from the original on October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  9. Barringer, Daisy (January 2, 2019). "21 Football Facts to Fake Your Super Bowl Street Cred". Eventbrite. Archived from the original on August 31, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2019.

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