The Detroit Lions have been one of the most dismal teams in the league for the past fifty-two years. After they won four league championships in the 1950's, everything went downhill from there. In fact, they are one of four teams that have failed to compete in the Super Bowl.
As of recent history, matters have been even worse. They are currently riding a ten-year playoff drought, their longest in 29 years. If that wasn't bad enough, in 2008, they became the first team ever to lose all sixteen regular season games.
As horrendous as that may all seem, this team is headed in the right direction and they can only go up from here.