Detroit Lions Logo – The Detroit Lions are a team professional league American Football NFL that is located in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the northern division of the National Conference (NFC) and play in the stadium Fort Field in Detroit. The Detroit Lions were originally located in Portsmouth, Ohio. At that time, were called Portsmouth Spartans. The team began play in 1929 as an independent professional team, one of the many teams that emerged in the Valley of Ohio and the Scioto River Valley. For the 1930 season the Spartans formally joined the NFL as well as other independent teams due to economic difficulties carried by the Great Depression.
Despite his successes in the emerging NFL, could not develop economically in Portsmouth, then the smallest city to host an NFL team. The equipment was purchased and moved to Detroit in the 1934 season. The Lions won four NFL championships, his last championship was in 1957, the second NFL franchise that have gone longer without winning a championship, after the Arizona Cardinals, who won their last championship in 1947, when called the Chicago Cardinals. The Lions are one of the 4 teams that play in the NFL and who have never played the Super Bowl, and the only one without having qualified for the Super Bowl, has managed to stay in their hometown. They entered the ahn Playoff nine times since 1957, when it was last season.
The Lions have the second longest losing streak in regular season in NFL history: 19 games from the last week of the season 2007 to 27 September 2009, when the Lions defeated the Washington Redskins 19 – 14. The worst run belongs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 26 games lost between 1976 and 1977. Since the NFL expanded to 32 teams in 2002, the Lions are the only NFC team that has never entered into the Playoffs. In 2008, the Lions became the only team in history to lose all 16 games of the regular season, despite having won all the preseason games that year, being the only ones to do. Are the second team achieve a perfectly imperfect season since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970.