The Glory Days: Detroit Lions To Honor 1991 Team
The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Detroit Lions will honor the 1991 team (that is famous for winning the franchise's only playoff game in the Super Bowl era) on Oct. 16th against the Los Angeles Rams. Originally, the game was scheduled for the 23rd against Washington but due to scheduling conflicts the celebration was pushed back a week.
During the 1991 season, the Lions won a franchise-record 12 games, won their division, beat the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs and made the NFC championship game. The magical season ended as Washington beat Detroit 41-6.
Barry Sanders, Willie Green, and Robert Clark were some of the offensive stars that season combining for 30 total touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball Chris Spielman, Bennie Blades and Jerry Ball were all named to the pro bowl that season.
Since 1991, the Lions have lost seven straight playoff contests. More historic moments in Detroit Lions history can be found here.