“To call the 2008 Detroit Lions a disappointment would be an extreme understatement.
The Lions became the first team to go winless since the league expanded its schedule to a 16 game regular season in 1978. The 0-16 campaign took many casualties along the way.
The first victim was team president and general manager Matt Millen, who was fired in September during his eighth season running football operations in Detroit. The Lions compiled a dismal 31-97 record since Millen was hired in 2001, which is the worst NFL franchise record over an eight-year period since World War II…”