13 Facts About Detroit Lions


Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit.

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The Detroit Lions compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference North Division.

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Detroit Lions won four NFL Championship Games between 1935 and 1957, all prior to the Super Bowl era.

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The blue used by the Detroit Lions is officially known as "Honolulu blue", which is inspired by the color of the waves off the coast of Hawaii.

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In 1994, every NFL team wore throwback jerseys, and the Detroit Lions' were similar to the jerseys used during their 1935 championship season.

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The Detroit Lions wore 1950s-style jerseys during their traditional Thanksgiving Day games from 2001 to 2004 as the NFL encouraged teams to wear throwback jerseys on Thanksgiving Day.

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The Detroit Lions added the initials "WCF" to the left sleeve as a permanent tribute to William Clay Ford, who owned the team from 1963 until his death in 2014.

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Since then, the tradition of the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving has continued uninterrupted.

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The Pride of the Detroit Lions is the ring of honor for the franchise's greatest players.

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Detroit Lions have had 30 head coaches throughout their franchise history.

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Detroit Lions have a preseason rivalry with the Cleveland Browns, dubbed the Great Lakes Classic.

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In 2011, the Detroit Lions became the last NFC team to play on NBC's Sunday Night Football since the network began airing Sunday night games in 2006.

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The second home game of the 2009 season in which the Detroit Lions broke the losing streak, against the Redskins, was blacked out locally, as well as the comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns.

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