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Thursday open thread: What is your favorite all-time Detroit Lions moment?

With all the highs and lows, what sticks out as your favorite memory watching the Detroit Lions?

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While we’re getting into the summer doldrums for NFL talk, I want to take a look back in the past. Soon enough training camp will ramp up and we’ll be in full “2019 Mode.”

But before we launch into a new season, let’s look back the Lions history. Unfortunately for Lions fans, we’ve experienced far too many lows. So rather than playing the full masochist roll, I want to focus on something positive—it’s summer after all.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

What was your favorite moment from watching the Detroit Lions?

My answer: For me, nothing was better than watching the Lions beat the Chargers in 2011 to clinch a playoff berth for the first time in 12 years.

After years and years of losing, it’s the closest thing I’d had as a Lions fan to actually winning anything.

Looking back on it, that whole season (like most for the Lions) was a complete rollercoaster. The Lions were so lucky to even make it to the playoffs, but after 12 years, it doesn’t matter how you get there, just that you do.

That game against the Chargers was great. Matthew Stafford was on fire, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns. And the defense gave Philip Rivers fits all day, intercepting two passes, including one for a touchdown late in the game to seal to win.

It was fun to have that feeling of accomplishment as a fan, even if it got demolished a few weeks later in the Wild Card round.

Your turn.

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