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Jim Schwartz: Season not a failure

Updated: December 23, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- With the Detroit Lions having lost five of their past six games and falling from first place in the NFC North to out of the playoff picture with a game remaining, embattled coach Jim Schwartz expressed disappointment on Monday.

He wouldn't, however, deem the team's season a failure.

"We didn't make the playoffs and it's obviously anybody's goal when they go in, so we didn't achieve that goal," Schwartz said. "But I don't know if I'd be as strong as to ...

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