Detroit Lions


Full NameDetroit Lions

Nick NameLions, Silver Rush


Ground Ford Field

Team Owner(s)Sheila Ford Hamp

Prominent PlayersJoe Schmidt, Yale Lary, Lem Barney, Dick Lane


The Detroit Lions are one of the oldest NFL teams, originally found as the Portsmouth Spartans in Portsmouth, Ohio. The franchise shifted to the motor city in 1934 amidst financial difficulties. The Detroit Lions currently compete in the NFC North Division of the National Football Conference. The team established itself in the Michigan sports scene by winning the NFL Championship in their second ever season. Outstanding players Joe Schmidt, Yale Lary, Lem Barney and Dick "Night Train" Lane have played for the team and even earned election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Detroit Lions have had their most successful run of games during the 1990s but have since not made much of a mark in the league. The Lions are owned by the heiress of the Ford company and also the Firestone Tire company, Sheila Ford Hamp. The franchise is approximately valued at around $3.05 billion.

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Detroit Lions Roster 2022-23

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16Jared GoffQB
10Nate SudfeldQB
42Justin JacksonRB
46Craig ReynoldsRB
32D'Andre SwiftRB
30Jamaal WilliamsRB
45Jason CabindaFB
4D.J. CharkWR
11Kalif RaymondWR
8Josh ReynoldsWR
14Amon-Ra St. BrownWR
9Jameson WilliamsWR
82James MitchellTE
89Brock WrightTE
84Shane ZylstraTE
66Ross PierschbacherC
77Frank RagnowC
74Kayode AwosikaOT
68Taylor DeckerOT
67Matt NelsonOT
58Penei SewellOT
63Evan BrownOG
73Jonah JacksonOG
70Dan SkipperOG
71Logan StenbergOG


2Austin BryantDE
79John CominskyDE
97Aidan HutchinsonDE
95Romeo OkwaraDE
93Josh PaschalDE
90Michael BrockersDT
96Isaiah BuggsDT
94Benito JonesDT
54Alim McNeillDT
55Derrick BarnesOLB
49Chris BoardOLB
57Anthony PittmanOLB
44Malcolm RodriguezOLB
34Alex AnzaloneMLB
59James HoustonLB
51Josh WoodsLB
23Mike HughesCB
39Jerry JacobsCB
1Jeff OkudahCB
24Amani OruwariyeCB
33Jarren WilliamsCB
25Will HarrisDB
38C.J. MooreDB
26Ifeatu MelifonwuSAF
31Kerby JosephFS
5DeShon ElliottSS

Detroit Lions Record- Last 10 Years

SeasonDivision FinishRecordPlayoffs
20214th NFC North3-13-1Did Not Qualify
20204th NFC North5-11-0Did Not Qualify
20194th NFC North3-12-1Did Not Qualify
20184th NFC North6-10-0Did Not Qualify
20172nd NFC North9-7-0Did Not Qualify
20162nd NFC North9-7-0Lost Wild Card Playoffs
20153rd NFC North7-9-0Did Not Qualify
20142nd NFC North11-5-0Lost Wild Card Playoffs
20133rd NFC North7-9-0Did Not Qualify
20124th NFC North4-12-0Did Not Qualify

Detroit Lions Championships

The Detroit Lions are one of the least successful teams in terms of Championship victories. They have 4 Championship trophies to their name, however, all of them are NFL Championships before the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Post the merger, the Lions have won 4 Conference Championships and 3 Divisional Championships.

The Detroit Lions are one of the NFL teams which have never made it to a Super Bowl. They are the oldest franchise to have not made to the Super Bowl and also face the longest playoff win drought in the league. The Detroit Lions have not won any game in the playoffs since 1991.

Popularly Asked Questions

What year did the Lions go 0-16?

The Detroit Lions had one of their most dismal seasons in 2008, which was their overall 79th season in the NFL.. The Lions became the first franchise in history to finish winless after the schedule was expanded to accommodate 16 games in the season.

What is the Detroit Lions catchphrase?

The Detroit Lions catchphrases are either “Defend the Den” or “One Detroit, One Pride”.

Who is the owner of the Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions are owned by Sheila Ford Hamp. She is the great granddaughter of the legendary automobile creator , Henry Ford. She used to be the vice chairwoman of the Detroit Lions and succeeded her mother Martha Firestone Ford as the owner in 2020. Sheila Ford Hamp has an estimated net worth of around $4 to $10 billion.

Where is the Detroit Lions stadium located?

The Detroit Lions stadium is called the Ford Field. The stadium has been the home of the Lions since 2002. The stadium also serves as the venue for the annual Quick Lane Bowl (college football game), and State Championship football games for the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The stadium is one of the most expensive NFL stadiums currently and seats upto 70,000 people at maximum capacity.

Read more about: The most expensive NFL stadiums in the world

Where can I stream Detroit Lions games?

You can stream any Detroit Lions game on the Detroit Lions app or the NFL Game Pass app. Lions games are also streamed on FOX Sports, or ESPN or CBS.

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