Detroit Lions have won more NFL championships than Patriots, just doesn't seem like it
Ran across interesting numbers this week involving teams with the most NFL championships. Here’s the list: Packers (13); Bears (9); Giants (8); Steelers (6); 49ers, Cowboys and Redskins (5) and Lions, Browns and Colts (4).
Does that make you feel better?
Of course, the last Lions’ championship was in 1957 when they smoked the Cleveland Browns 59-14. The others were in 1935 (they beat the Giants 26-7), 1952 (beat Browns 17-7) and 1953 (beat Browns again 17-16).
In that 1953 championship Browns quarterback Otto Graham had nightmare of a game finishing 2-15 for 4 yards. Describe nightmare? His fumble in first quarter set up a Lions touchdown and an interception set up a field goal.
I’m thinking the Lions must have had quite a defense in those years. In that game they also had quarterback Bobby Layne.
Ah, the good old days.
Many Lions’ fans have the same dream — to see the Lions win a Super Bowl. Certainly it might depend on their longevity.
Will it happen? In today’s NFL, turn-arounds can happen quickly which means the dream never dies.
If it’s any satisfaction, the Lions have more NFL championships than the Patriots who have three.
Feel better now?
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