Lions must strive for more than just participation against the Niners

The Detroit Lions are in the NFC title game. They can turn the page and begin a new chapter in their history. Appearing in their first Super Bowl and beating one of the NFL’s most successful franchises to advance would be an extra feather in the Lions’ cap. Historically, Detroit has had the word “cursed” attached to them. The Lions have played in one championship game during the Super Bowl era and that was early in Barry Sanders’ career. Detroit was victorious in four NFL Championship games, but since the NFL/AFL merged and began the Super Bowl, the Lions have been an afterthought. Winning in the NFL isn’t easy, but even the worst teams have lucked into a win or two. Now the Lions are at the other end of the spectrum and among the final four left standing with a chance to appear in the franchise’s first Super Bowl. However, it won’t be easy traveling to the Bay Area to face San Francisco. The Lions are the clear underdog against the 49ers, but none of that matters once they hit the field. Everyone was counting on a rematch between SF and Philly not too long ago. The Lions’ destiny is in front of them now and it’s time for them to make history.