Houston at Detroit Thanksgiving Classic in Detroit Lions Posted November 27, 2020 I did some math to figure out some numbers. Since the Ford family has owned the Lions (Nov. 22, 1963), the Lion are326-497-15 for a .397 win percentage, or what equates to 6.4 wins in a 16-game season. Since the turn of the century the Lions are 124-212-1 for a .369 win percentage. That equates to 5.9 wins during a 16-game season. The Lions have NEVER EVER EVER had back-to-back 10+ win seasons, but once had six consecutive 10-plus loss seasons. Caldwell had three winning seasons in four years. What do the Lions do? They fire him. In the first 52 full seasons the Ford family has owned this team the Lions have had 14 winning seasons, four .500 seasons and 34 losing seasons. I expected figuring this stuff was going to be pretty horrible, but it even shocked me a little bit. If someone asked me if the Lions won at least 10 games in back-to-back seasons, I would've said without a doubt it must've happened sometime. This suggests even when the Lions have a strong season, they've never had a clue how to build off of that. Getting to 10 wins is the "easy" part of becoming a good program. Doing it for two or three seasons in a row isn't. It takes an extra layer of knowledge of knowing what the heck you are doing and maybe sometimes a little luck. Posting 20 seasons of double-digit losses during that span (remember a lot of those seasons were 14-game seasons) suggests one thing. This family is a joke when it comes to owning a professional football franchise. Still, the most shocking stat has to be the fact the team hasn't won a division title since 1993. Gosh, for some years that meant beating out four other teams and for other seasons it meant beating out three other teams. You'd think somewhere down the line they'd "luck" themselves to a division title. Nope, not the Lions. I wish this pandemic would end so I can go back to curling on Sundays. Maybe the Chippewas improve to 3-1 tomorrow.