For those of us old enough to remember Wayne Fontes, Barry Sanders, Rodney Peete and Erik Kramer, it doesn't seem that long ago. Chris Spielman was still a spry 28-year-old and first-round pick Ryan McNeil was just beginning a 10-year NFL career (he's 46 now, by the way).
But some Lions players cannot remember this time because they were not born yet. Here is a list of Detroit players that were not alive the last time their team clinched a division title (back when it was the NFC Central) and a list of players who were not alive the last time they won a playoff game just to remind you that time is more than just a flat circle.
Last division-clinching game (Jan. 2, 1994):
Last playoff win (Jan. 5, 1992):
Should the Lions actually reach the postseason and win a playoff game, they would end the second-longest playoff drought in NFL history. The Lions still celebrate the 1993 team as one of their franchise's favorites, but would do well to add another banner that some of their players can actually remember.