Playoff Record

When you take a look at the post season record of the Lions, you will notice that prior to the curse years the Lions did very well in playoff games with a 6-1 record (We do not count the Portsmouth Spartans/Lions record). Now lets look at the record after the curse and their record is 1-9. Thats right folks one playoff win and nine losses since the curse. In the chart below you can see that obviously the changing point was when the curse started in 1958. In addition it took the Lions 13 years to make the playoffs after the curse and when they did they did not even score, it took another 12 years for that to happen. The curse was so strong that the Lions did not score a point in a playoff game for more than a quarter of a century! A 13 year drought to get to a playoff game and they follow that with a 12 year drought. That is not unlucky, that is cursed.

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Now lets get a little creepy, so many things on this site can be chalked up to coincidence by non curse believers but if you take the Lions playoff record before the curse and invert it 180 degrees it equals the Lions playoff record after the curse.



For more information on this go to the The Curse page and read about the Inverted Time Period principle which is a common occurrence with curses .  To estimate the odds of this exact combination happening you would have to take all the possible playoff wins a team could have before 1958, multiply it by years that there were playoffs, multiply it by the possible playoff wins a team could have for 50 years, then multiply that by 50.  So its safe to say that the odds of this happening to a team is about 1 in a MILLEN.