Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

History

The club was originally founded in Portsmouth, Ohio, and enlisted in the NFL in 1930 going by the Portsmouth Spartans banner. Four years later in 1934, the team relocated to Detroit citing financial struggles. Furthermore, the franchise was renamed to the Lions with reference to the city’s MLB counterpart franchise going by the Tigers.

The very next year saw tremendous success for the Lions who went on to win four championship games between 1935 to 1957. However, their success hasn’t seen the same peak since then as they have only won a single playoff game in 1992.

Additionally, they are the oldest NFL franchise to never appear in the Super Bowl. They also go down as the only team from the NFC to not appear for the same. This has long since been a talking point surrounding the franchise considering the sheer number of years they have been in the league.

Heading through to week 14 of the 2020 season, the Detroit Lions have accrued a record of 5-8 and are placed fourth in the NFC North. However, this is an improvement from their previous season record that topped out at 3-12-1. Moreover, the principal owner Martha Firestone Ford stepped down and passed on the ownership to her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp on June 23, 2020.

Logo

The classic blue prancing Lion logo was brought into the fold from the 1961 season but wouldn’t be made the primary logo till 1970. The logo has seen minor reiterations, chiefly stemming from a stylistic change to the outline. The Honolulu blue outline was swapped for a black outline after 2002 and it ran until 2008.

The present logo of the Detroit Lions has been active since February 1, 2017, and underwent a minor tweak from the previous design that ran from 2009-2016. Chiefly, the difference was the change in the color of the outline which went from black to metallic silver.

Owner Achievements

Sheila Ford Hamp is a descendant of both Ford and Firestone family fortunes and she became the principal owner in June 2020 when her mother Martha Firestone Ford stepped down. Prior to her role as the Principal owner and chairwoman, Sheila Hamp served as the vice chairwoman of the Detroit Lions all the way since 2014.

Additionally, he serves on the NFL’s Super Bowl and Major Events committee alongside many key figures in the league. Following a 4-7 start to the 2020 season under her ownership, Sheila would fire General Manager Bob Quinn and Head Coach Matt Patricia.

Sponsors

A marquee sponsor out of Detroit came in the form of Quick Lane Tire and auto center which provides routine service and up-keep maintenance for its customers. Additionally, they have had successful tie-ups with Quicken Loans as well as Windsor Family Credit Union. Additionally, The Detriot Lions have also partnered up with Coppercraft Distillery and they offered branded products at six bar locations within the parameters of Ford Field.

BetMGM has also joined up with the Lions are will be the first official sports betting partner for the franchise. Not to mention, the Detroit Lions have a partnership with Humanetics who serve as the presenting sponsor for the club. Events are put together to recognize and honor active duty and former service members.

Roster Foundation

Quarterbacks 10. David Blough

4. Chase Daniel

9. Matthew Stafford

Running backs 45. Jason Cabinda

33. Kerryon Johnson

28. Adrian Peterson

32. D’Andre Swift

41. Jonathan Williams

Wide receivers 39. Jamal Agnew

80. Danny Amendola

87. Quintez Cephus

19. Kenny Golladay

11. Marvin Jones

12. Mohamed Sanu

Tight ends 86. Hunter Bryant

88. T.J Hockenson

83. Jesse James

Offensive linemen 76. Oday Aboushi

65. Tyrell Crosby

66. Joe Dahl

68. Taylor Decker

73. Jonah Jackson

67. Matt Nelson

77. Frank Ragnow

61. Logan Stenberg

Defensive linemen 94. Austin Bryant

93. Da’Shawn Hand

75. Frank Herron

95. Romeo Okwara

91. John Penisini

92. Kevin Strong

97. Nick Williams

Linebackers 58. Jamie Collins

40. Jarrad Davis

52. Christian Jones

59. Reggie Ragland

44. Jalen Reeves-Maybin

51. Jahlani Tavai

Defensive backs 27. Justin Coleman

38. Mike Ford

26. Duron Harmon

25. Will Harris

42. Jayron Kearse

35. Miles Killebrew

49. C.J. Moore

30. Jeff Okudah

24. Amani Oruwariye

29. Darryl Roberts

21. Tracy Walker

Special teams 3. Jack Fox

48. Don Muhlbach

5. Matt Prater

Charity

Throughout the year, the Detroit Lions work to raise awareness and funding for local non-profit organizations that prioritize the critical needs of the community. There is a significant emphasis that is placed on youth development, access, and opportunity to initiatives in Detroit. $1.6 million in contributions were made to non-profit organizations in 2019.

Moreover, almost 60 players participated in community programs that were held in 2019 and 1325 community guests were hosted at the training camp. Not to mention, the youth initiatives saw a positive turnout with 1817 youth participating in summer football camps that were organized last year alone.

History and Achievements

Founded 1930
Owner Sheila Ford Hamp
CEO Rod Wood
Head Coach Matt Patricia (Fired Nov 28 ; 4-7 record)
Stadium Ford Field
Location Detroit, Michigan
Sponsors Quick Lane, BetMGM, Humanetics, Coppercraft Distillery, Quicken Loans
Championships League championships (4)

NFL Championships (pre AFL-NFL merger)- 4

1935, 1952, 1953, 1957

Conference championships (4)

NFL National: 1952

NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957

Division championships (4)

NFL Western: 1935

NFC Central: 1983, 1991, 1993

Official Website Detroit Lions- www.detroitlions.com