You may have heard this before, but the Lions haven't won a playoff game since 1991. Matter of fact, that's their only playoff win in the Super Bowl era.
So it's not a franchise bursting with all-time greats.
Still, we've seen some pretty legendary players come through Detroit, led by Barry Sanders. He's the first face on any Mount Rushmore of the best players in franchise history.
"Lions fans owe their franchise's rich history to these five men," so the story says. I double- and triple-checked to make sure they actually used the words 'rich history.'
For head coach, they tabbed Buddy Parker, who led the Lions to NFL Championships in 1952 and 1953, so you won't hear an argument from me.
Which brings us to the players.
On the outside looking in are Hall-of-Famers Lem Barney, Charlie Sanders and Doak Walker. But you have to draw the line somewhere.
Speaking of Hall-of-Famers, Bobby Layne, a three-time NFL champ, should get the nod at quarterback, right?
Nope. Matthew Stafford was the pick:
Did CBS Sports get it right? As they mentioned, Stafford only has one Pro Bowl selection to his name. Layne had six, plus two All-Pro selections. There's no doubt Stafford's the most prolific passer in franchise history, but Layne played in a completely different era.
Moreover, Layne has the one thing that's missing from Stafford's resume, and he has it in spades.