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24/7 Wall St.: 12 Major League Teams Running out of Fans

6. Detroit Lions

Decrease in attendance: 25.18%
2001 W-L record: 2-14 (finished 5th in NFC Central Division)
2010 W-L record: 6-10 (finished 3rd in NFC North Division)
League championships last decade: none

Nothing mirrors the hard luck of the city of Detroit more than the hometown football team. Once an NFL powerhouse, the Lions entered the 21st century with a respectable 9-7 season under their belt. From that point forward, nothing would go right for the team. Between 2001 and 2010, Detroit’s record combined for 39 wins and a staggering 121 losses. In 2008, the year the housing crisis decimated Motor City, the Lions had the honor of becoming the only team in the history of the modern NFL to lose every single game they played.

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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