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2013 Detroit Lions Team Preview: Stafford and Megatron Look to Rebound from Disappointing 2012 Campaign

Travis Hines

Travis Hines

Travis Hines writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

State of the Franchise

What promised to be another year of the new era in Detroit quickly devolved into another Motor City meltdown in 2012. The Lions followed up their first trip to the playoffs since 1999 with a 4-12 effort that featured an eight-game losing streak to finish the season.

The Lions managed just one win over a team with a winning record last season, though they were no strangers to close calls. Nine of Detroitís losses were by single digits and two were in overtime, lending some credence to the notion that the team was actually closer to a repeat playoff berth than its poor record would indicate.

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