The Detroit Lions are an NFL football team founded in 1929 (as the Portsmouth Spartans). The Lions have won four NFL championships, all prior to the Super Bowl era. The Lions are the oldest of the four NFL teams that has never played in a Super Bowl.
Great Detroit Lions players past and present include Calvin Johnson, Barry Sanders, Ndamukong Suh, Dick "Night Train" Lane and Matthew Stafford.
The Lions play their home games at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.