Ding dong, the witch is dead.
But now that the Lions have broken their 19-game losing streak, who takes over the throne as the losingest team in the league?
Hello, St. Louis Rams.
With their 36-17 loss to the Packers (a game that at one point the home team cut to 23-17), the once Greatest Show on Turf has become the worst, with 13 straight losses.
Not far behind is the team that plays in the city where the Rams once resided — the Cleveland Browns. (And yes, kids, the Rams were founded in Cleveland in 1937, and stayed there through 1945.)
The Browns have lost nine in a row.
Though the Browns likely are in worse shape right now, the Rams’ best chance for a win might not come until they travel to Detroit on November 1. At that time, St. Louis could be going for consecutive loss No. 18.
The Browns also might not get bailed out until they travel to Detroit, on November 22. Barring a win over the Bengals, Bills, Steelers, Packers, Bears, or Ravens, Cleveland’s 16th straight loss would come at Ford Field.
So, basically, there are two teams that could be headed for 0-16 — and the Lions would have a direct hand in both of their quests.
The all-time record for consecutive losses is 26, set by the Bucs from 1976 into 1977.