Detroit Lions lose NFL record 26th straight road game

The Detroit Lions extended their own NFL record for most consecutive road defeats by losing to the Dallas Cowboys, 35-19.

The Detroit Lions extended their own NFL record for most consecutive road defeats today by losing to the Dallas Cowboys 35-19 at Cowboys Stadium.

The Lions (2-8) broke the old record last Sunday, falling 14-12 to the previously winless Buffalo Bills.

Ironically, Dallas Cowboys QB Jon Kitna (18 of 24 passing for 147 yards and three touchdowns ) played a major role in defeating Detroit, as Kitna (along with Dallas WR Roy Williams) was with the Lions when the losing streak began back in October 2007. Kitna also scored on a 29-yard bootleg with 3:17 to play to clinch the win.

Detroit’s next opportunity to win an away game will come December 19 when the Lions face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Detroit has one other road game on its schedule this season, at Miami vs. the Dolphins on December 26.

The Lions also lost 24 consecutive road games between 2001 and 2003. 

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