Detroit Lions Review: 5 Season-Defining Moments from 2010

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Detroit Lions Review: 5 Season-Defining Moments from 2010
Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

The 2010 Detroit Lions regular season was one of greatness and despair. At times Detroit looked like a team ready to contend in the talent heavy NFC North Division.

They broke a 19-game divisional losing streak against Green Bay in Week 14, but only managed two divisional wins all season.

They snapped the 26-game road losing streak with a 23-20 win at Tampa Bay, but still lost six out of eight away games.

Detroit’s all-world defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won the National Football League’s Rookie of The Year Award, but the Lions lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in Week One for the majority of the season.

The Lions did send Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh to the 2011 Pro Bowl, but Suh had to miss the Pro Bowl, electing instead to undergo corrective shoulder surgery in preparation for the 2011 season.

Just like any other Detroit Lions season, it was one of give and take.

Here are five season defining moments from Detroit’s 2010 regular season.

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