16 Facts About Detroit Lions

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

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

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

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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. On February 1, 2017, the Detroit Lions announced a new typeface, logo, and the complete removal of the color black from the team identity.

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8. On September 20, 2021, the Detroit Lions wore white pants with their road white uniforms against the Green Bay Packers.

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

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

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11. On November 9, 2008, the Detroit Lions honored the 75th Season All-Time Team during halftime against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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12. On September 29, 2019, the Detroit Lions honored their All-Time Team in celebration of the NFL's centennial during halftime against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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13. The current head coach of the Detroit Lions is Dan Campbell, who was hired on January 20, 2021.

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14. The Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit Lions is always televised nationally.

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15. 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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16. 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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