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It's not hard to figure out why the football fans in the Detroit region have been all about the Lions, particularly in recent seasons while the Lions have built themselves into a consistent challengers out of the always extremely competitive NFC Central. This is a team that has shown it has as much firepower as any other team in the league and has a very bright future ahead, making them a team to watch out for as they look to solidify their place in the playoff picture. Of course, it all starts at Ford Field, as this is a great home venue and the Lions are eager to show that they can keep the home wins while improving their chances of living up to their immense potential.
The Detroit Lions are looking to do even more damage in 2015 than they did in 2014, as this is a team that finally pushed its way back into the playoffs a season ago and now are poised to take yet another major step forward. Thanks to an explosive offense that can do it all and a defense brimming with playmakers on the rise, there is plenty of fanfare surrounding the Detroit Lions every single time they hit the field. Against teams like the Packers, Vikings and Bears, you'll find some old school rivalries that will come with some serious intensity, but home games against the Broncos, Cardinals, Eagles, 49ers and the Raiders will all have plenty of passion as well.
But you're also not even close if you think that the NFL experience begins at the opening whistle and kickoff, as fans routinely pour into the parking lot long before the game gets going in order to show their team pride and participate in the camaraderie. Come out to the parking lots at Ford Field and you'll end up with an unbelievable experience that will put you in the perfect mood for a highly anticipated Lions game that is sure to be the talk of Motor City leading up to game time. With a deeply talented team and a fan base that is sure to be there at every turn, it simply doesn't get any better than this if you love football at its finest.
With Mathew Stafford slinging the ball all over the field and Calvin Johnson causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators all over the league, there has never been a better time to get out and see one of the most exhilarating teams in the NFL. Johnson is the type of player who has made a reputation for himself as one of the most dynamic players in the game, but the Lions have also shown that they have quite a bit of surrounding talent as well as a stout defense that can really lock up an opponent when they're firing on all cylinders. Thanks to that type of upside, the Lions are consistently one of the teams talked about as a future Super Bowl champion, making it a great time to be a Detroit fan as the Lions hope to keep the winning seasons coming.
Seeing a National Football League game in person is one of the most coveted sports experiences that a football fan can have. There's something magical about Sunday (or Thursday/Monday) when the best in the game suit up to take the field for four quarters of a battle that will last in the memory of fans for a long time after the game wraps. When you're there in your seat in Ford Field, you'll feel the incredible atmosphere in the air, one rife will excitement and anticipation as the Lions hit the field. Come kickoff the roar of the crowd will take over, and you'll find yourself in a sea of fans that wouldn't want to be anywhere else, as seeing the NFL first-hand is the only way to truly appreciate why it's considered the gold standard in American spectator sports.
Detroit Lions tickets have been on the market since all the way back in 1934, when the Portsmouth Spartans moved to the city and renamed themselves the Lions. Over the years since then, the Lions have had plenty of memorable seasons, including four titles in the pre-Super Bowl era and some exciting playoff trips since then, including one in 2014. Great players like Barry Sanders, Herman Moore, Doak Walker, Dutch Clark and plenty of others all played for Detroit, creating a long line of superstar-level players who have dominated for the team. These days, the Lions are guided by a new wave of stars, creating quite a buzz around town as fans anticipate seeing this team continue their ascension towards a title.
How many times did Barry Sanders eclipse 1,500 yards rushing in a season?
If Barry played in the fantasy football era, he would have been even more popular than he was during his own time, which is something considering he was already one of the most touted players of all-time. Sanders would end up topping 1,500 yards rushing a remarkable five different times, including his 1997 season in which he rushed for a ridiculous 2,053 yards thanks to an average of more than six yards per carry.
When the Lions hit the field for an exciting game loaded with some of the brightest stars of both today and tomorrow, there is only one place to be on game day, and it definitely isn't sitting on your couch. Get out to the stands and be a part of the action in a way that you simply can't from your living room, as it's a different experience altogether to actually be with tens of thousands of fans. Just take a look at the Lions' schedule and you'll see plenty of opportunities to see the Lions do their thing this season as they look to light up the scoreboard at Ford Field and take the next step forward with their talented young team on the rise.