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Detroit Lions End Poor Season on Winning Note

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The Detroit Lions made changes at mid-season and began winning, but the outlook for next year remains unclear.

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The Detroit Lions have finished a disappointing season with a victory over the division rival Chicago Bears.

Detroit held off a late comeback attempt by Chicago en route to a 24-20 win, the Lions third in a row.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes, the Lions intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler three times and Detroit kicker Matt Prater booted a 59-yard field goal, the longest in team history.

After winning only one of its first eight games this season Detroit was victorious in six of its final eight, following a shake-up in the Lions front office and coaching staff.

Now a host of questions face the team in the offseason.

The Lions must choose a new general manager and decide whether to retain Head Coach Jim Caldwell and several high-priced players, including star receiver Calvin Johnson.   


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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