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About  Detroit Lions

History of the Detroit Lions

Founded as the Portsmouth Spartans in 1929, the Detroit Lions are one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League. Over the course of their long history, the Lions have won four NFL Championships (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957) but have yet to find their way to the Super Bowl. As of 2012, the franchise also boasted 16 players who were enshrined in Canton, OH, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The most famous of those players is unquestionably running back Barry Sanders. Sanders joined the Lions in 1989 when they selected him with the #3 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Over his 10-year career, Sanders rushed for 15,269 yards with 99 rushing touchdowns. He was a ten-time Pro Bowler, a ten-time All-Pro, and four-time rushing champion and captured the Most Valuable Player Award in 1997. Although his 1998 retirement took many by surprise, Sanders remains an icon in the Motor City and had his #20 retired by the Lions.


One tradition that Sanders got to participate in every year of his career was the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day game. Detroit, along with the Dallas Cowboys, get the honor of hosting a Thanksgiving Day game. It has become part of Lions fans' traditions as well, with families getting together to eat turkey and watch their Lions in action. If you want to be part of that experience, whether for the Lions Thanksgiving Day game or for any other game on their schedule, check out the tickets available at, a great place to find the seats you want at an affordable price!


2017 Detroit Lions Season

The 2017 Detroit Lions season was a step in the right direction. The Lions finished the regular season 9-7 making it their first consecutive winning season since 1994-1995. Although the Lions did have a winning season, they finished seventh place in the NFC, just missing a spot in the playoffs. Despite missing the playoffs, the Lions had an impressive season by winning all their divisional road games for the first time in franchise history. This included two wins against division rivals, Green Bay Packers. The 2017 season was also the fourth and final under head coach Jim Caldwell. Coach Caldwell accomplished a winning record of 36-28 with Detroit. But with no playoff wins in four seasons, the Lions organization decided to dismiss him. He will be replaced by head coach Matt Patricia, who was the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots from 2012-2017. The Lion’s roster will feature six new rookies from the 2018 NFL Draft. The most notable of these draftees would be first round pick Frank Ragnow (C) from University of Arkansas and second round pick Kerryon Johnson (RB) from Auburn University. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will be returning for his tenth season with the Lions. With a new coaching staff and additions to the roster, the Lions are looking to make it to the postseason in 2018. Make sure you grab your tickets from TicketNetwork to catch all the action live!


2018 Detroit Lions Season

The 2018 Detroit Lions season will kick off on September 10th against the New York Jets at home on Ford Field. The Lions will have to face their division rivals Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers in order to snag a spot in the playoffs. Last season the Lions handled their rivals very well. Will they be able to do it again this season? TicketNetwork has all your access to Detroit Lions tickets. Grab your Detroit Lions tickets to watch one of the oldest teams in the NFL fight for a chance at a Super Bowl title. You won’t want to miss this!

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