Jim Caldwell's first regular season as head coach of the Detroit Lions is in the books. He went 11-5 and came up one game short of the Lions' first-ever NFC North title, but he did lead the team to the playoffs. All in all, I'd call that a success, at least based on the Lions' recent standards.
Of course, just how successful this season ends up being ultimately depends on what the Lions do in the playoffs. If they go one-and-done with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the season will really end on a disappointing note. If the Lions finally snap their playoff losing streak, however, this could turn out to be one of the most successful Lions seasons in the modern era.
In any case, it's now time to vote on Caldwell's approval rating for December. You can check out his past ratings below and vote on his new one in the poll at the end of this post.