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Kitna, Lions confident dark days are over

The Lions are convinced they can be a winner. Now they have to convince their long-suffering fans and the rest of the league, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: July 27, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lions are fortunate to have a man of faith leading a franchise that hasn't had a prayer for the past six years.

Quarterback Jon Kitna, father of four and a believer, went on a radio show this spring and said the Lions would win at least 10 games.

"Anything less than 10 wins would be a disappointment," Kitna said. A nation of football followers echoed a collective, "What?" How can the quarterback of a franchise that went 24-72 over the ...

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