The Detroit Lions no longer want to dwell on their successes from the now-distant past.
The team hung banners from the Ford Field rafters celebrating its greatest accomplishments back in 2012, including the four NFL Championships the Lions won back in 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957. But the banners were also mocked for listing the Lions’ relatively few playoff appearances.
Now, the playoff banners have been removed:
The Lions have qualified for the playoffs three times this decade, ending a drought that stretched back to the previous century, so perhaps the team has re-framed how it defines success.
No longer is merely qualifying for the postseason something to celebrate, the team must actually win a game. The last time the Lions did that was 1991.
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