Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have relieved head coach
Jim Schwartz of his duties following a late-season meltdown, according to the
Detroit Free Press.
Detroit had a 6-3 record following a win in Chicago on Nov. 10, but lost six
of its last seven games to finish a disappointing 7-9.
The Lions appeared to be a team on the rise after reaching the playoffs in
2011 with a 10-6 record behind a young nucleus. The club, however, won only
four games the next season and squandered a prime opportunity to seize control
of a weakened NFC North this year.
Detroit's two main rivals for the division title, Green Bay and Chicago, both
played without their starting quarterbacks for extended stretches in the
More to follow.
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