The Detroit Lions in 2013 were the Detroit Lions for any fan under the age of 65. It was the same story since that last championship season: all kinds of potential doomed by key mishaps.
OK. There were more than a few seasons in the past decade that haven't even been that "good," but last year was more par for the course than any other in recent memory.
So how do the Lions avoid the same fate for the 57th straight season? By addressing the following statistics.
All individual stats are courtesy of Pro Football Focus and require a subscription. All team stats are sourced from ESPN.go.com.