Someday, Detroit Lions fans will look back at the 2013 season with a tragic longing. Oh, what could have been!
The disappointing 7-9 finish hangs a cloud over what was one of the more memorable seasons in Detroit Lions history. There were some grand triumphs, moments which led even the most hardened fans to maybe believe this could be the year...
...and then the bottom dropped out. The promising 6-3 start caved in to a 7-9 finish. As high as the winning winds lifted Detroit, it made the harsh crash back to earth all the more devastating.
When folks recall this eventful season, certain memories will stand out. Here are eight of the most memorable moments from 2013.