The worst record of Detroit's remaining opponents is 5-7 (at Green Bay December 28). The Lions are going to be a heavy underdog in each of the four games.
As they prepare to take on the NFC North-leading Vikings Sunday at Ford Field, coach Rod Marinelli is taking time to
When the Lions assembled for a meeting Monday, coach Rod Marinelli put the team picture on the big screen. His message: They do not want that photo on exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, to represent the NFL's first 0-16 team.There is precedent for a Lions victory. In 2001, they started 0-12, then beat the Vikings in their 13th game. You may remember the Johnnie Morton-Jay Leno dustup from that season.
"Nobody wants to be 0-16," running back Aveion Cason said. "Nobody wants to be a part of history, man. You don't want to go to Canton that way."
With that in mind, maybe it's Brad Childress who needs to start using odd motivational ploys this week.