Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
As Detroit approaches history, it's our moral responsibility to look ahead at the next potential milestone. The Lions are two games away from 0-16. So what's next?
If they finish winless this season, the Lions will have produced the fourth-worst losing streak in NFL history, dating to the earliest days of the league. Two more losses would put Detroit's streak at 17 games, including the 2007 regular-season finale. It's a feat surpassed by only two other post-merger teams and four overall.
The worst? From 1976-77, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 26 consecutive games.
Here is the comprehensive list for historic safe-keeping, as provided by ESPN Stats & Information: