Detroit Lions Aren’t the Worst? Here are Teams That Sucked, Too
If you're a Detroit Lions fan you know that losing is pretty much the only thing the team is good at. So far this season the Lions are 0-6 and the only winless team in the NFL.
September 12th - 49ers 41 Lions 33
September 20th - Packers 35 Lions 17
September 26th - Ravens 19 Lions 17
October 3rd - Bears 24 Lions 14
October 10th - Vikings 19 Lions 17
October 17th - Bengals 34 Lions 11
Here are some other teams in the history of sports that sucked just like the Lions do.
The 1975 Washington Capitals joined the NHL as an expansion team for the 1974–75 season. With a combined 30 teams between the NHL and the rival World Hockey Association, the talent pool available to stock the new teams were extremely thin. In their first season, the Capitals would set an NHL record for futility, losing 67 of 80 games, and only winning one on the road.
The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers started off their first season in the NFL going 0-14. The Buccaneers were the first time to play an entire 14-game season without winning or trying a single game (Including five games where they never even scored)
The 1991 Indianapolis Colts were looking to improve on the 7–9 record they had in 1990. Instead, the Colts put together a campaign that ranked as one of the worst in NFL history going 1-15
The 2003 Detroit Tigers finished with the most losses in American League history and came within one loss of tying the 1962 New York Mets for the most losses in modern major league history. This would be the last year in which the team would lose 100 or more games in a season until 2019. The team went 43–119, which surpassed the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics for the most losses in American League history. The Tigers were outscored by 337 runs over the course of the season (928 to 591) and finished 47 games behind the Minnesota Twins. Blame for the dismal season was shared by both the pitching staff, which had an ERA of 5.30, and the batters, who finished with a team batting average of .240, 19 points below the American League's .259 batting average.
The 2012 Charlotte Bobcats are considered to be the worst team NBA team of all time, the Bobcats failed to improve on their 34-48 record from the previous season and set the record for worst winning percentage in a season with a .106 winning percentage, surpassing the 1972–73 Philadelphia 76ers (.110) for the lowest winning percentage in NBA history.
The 2017 Clevland Browns failed to improve on their 1–15 record from the previous season, as they instead joined the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to finish a season 0–16. They extended a losing streak that began in the final game of the previous season. The Browns became the twelfth NFL team to have gone winless playing eight games or more and the fourth since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.
The 2008 Detroit Lions made history by becoming the first team since the NFL schedule was expanded to 16 games to finish winless (the second and only other being the 2017 Cleveland Browns season.
It's still early in the season but the Lions have a chance of going 0-17 and earning the title of the worst sports team ever.
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