A new era means new results, right?
That is what the Detroit Lions and their fans are hoping for now that the NFL has officially announced they are going to a 17-game regular-season schedule.
From 1978-2020, the NFL has operated on a 16-game regular-season schedule and it should come as little surprise that the Lions have the worst overall winning percentage over that span.
In fact, from 1978-2020, the Lions posted a 268-410-2 record for a .396 winning percentage, which is barely worse than the Cleveland Browns who posted a .399 winning percentage over that same time.
Let’s hope (and pray) that the 17-game regular season era is somehow the start of good things for the Lions.
With the NFL expected to add a 17th game, here's how every team fared during the 16-game era (1978-2020).
We'll go deeper in tomorrow's newsletter.
— Kendall Baker (@TheKendallBaker) March 28, 2021