Originally posted by Lexus Odds are the Lions have a much better season this year (even without new uniforms/logos), but it's just plain easier to think of having new Sunday finest than trying to wash the stains out of your old.
After 0-16, 3-13 would fall under the category of a much better season. Hell, 1-15 would qualify as a better season.
The Patriots changed their uniforms for the 2000 season, but didn't win the Super Bowl until the following season. I think they might be the only franchise to wear three different uniforms (as in completely different schemes not just minor tweaks) in the Super Bowl.
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I may be embellishing it too much, but the Bronco uniform switch in 1997 also helped to erase one of the franchise's biggest blunders: a home playoff loss as the #1 seed to the wildcard Jaguars after the 1996 season. Elway and crew were 13-3 in 1996 and considered the favorite to face the Packers in Super Bowl 31. Dang ol' Mark Brunnell, man.
The Patriots tweaked their uniforms in 2001, but they made their first dramatic switch in the 1993 season (trading the hiking Patriot for the new stylized logo and the silver n' blue color scheme). I always relate the "new" Pats look with the drafting of Drew Bledsoe in 1993.
I'd relate this new Lions look to similar switches made by the Eagles (circa 1996), Bengals (circa 2003) and Cardinals (circa 2006). Keeps the same overall look n' feel, but doesn't completely re-invent it (a la Broncos, Bucs and Pats).
I think Bradford's late season schedule, 48 TD passes, etc. helped him win. Texas played too many of their tough games earlier in the season, and you can't really blame Texas over OU on Bradford. It's an individual award, not a team one.