Since their last playoff appearance in 1999, the Detroit Lions experienced the worst record in NFL history, going winless in 2008. Finally, in 2010, the Lions began to show some potential of being a good football team. As much as the team seemed better, they still had many things to work on before becoming a real contender.
One year later, the Detroit Lions are 6-2 and are one of the most exciting teams in the NFL. They are currently leading the race for the NFC Wildcard and have continually shown themselves to be legitimate playoff contenders.
As the second half of the season begins, Detroit has a chance to prove themselves as a team to be reckoned with. The Lions can finally close the losing chapter and show the world that they are a new team.
While we continue to see how the season plays out, we have the chance to reflect on how this team has been able to make such a big change. Here are five of the biggest improvements the Detroit Lions have shown since the 2010 season.