The Detroit Lions season was a cavalcade of historic moments and emotional highs.
While the season may have ended in the first round of the playoffs, fans were still treated to numerous nationally televised games this year, including the ever-elusive Monday Night Football game at Ford Field.
Detroit won in seemingly every way at some points. From large-scale blowouts to nail-biters to come-from-behind thrillers.
This Lions unit proved they were not the same pushovers from years prior. They became a force in the NFC and a likely fixture in the playoff race for the foreseeable future.
2011 was a great year for the Honolulu Blue and Silver, so let's look at five of the very best team performances from this season.