Is the Curse of the Ford Family Finally Lifted for the Detroit Lions?

This week marks the 60th anniversary of William Clay Ford becoming the majority owner of the Detroit Lions on the same day JFK was assassinated. The Kennedy family curse has nothing on the Ford family’s. Between 1952 and 1962, Detroit had won three championships and accumulated the league’ fifth-best winning percentage. In its last 948 games of Ford family ownership, they have posted a .426 winning percentage. On Sunday, the Lions wandered around like an amnesiac who forgot they were the division frontrunners for 56 minutes. Jared Goff got busy. In 1:16 of game time, he connected with Jameson Williams on a 32-yard touchdown strike. Aiden Hutchinson bullied Bears tackle Darnell Wright, strip sacked Justin Fields and deflected the ball into the end zone for a safety. The Lions are in a commanding position to run away with their fourth division title in team history and first since 1993. Detroit’s brand is in the toilet, but on the field, these Lions have avoided the injury bug that has plagued the organization. All that’s left to do is avoid complacency and dodge the typical Lions tailspin.