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Lions' Quick Rise Likely to Eclipse Texans'

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The Houston Texans made the NFL playoffs for the first time in their decade-long history by winning the AFC South in 2011. The Detroit Lions also ended a dozen-year postseason drought with an NFC wild-card berth. As two of the four current teams who have never played in a Super Bowl, however, they both finished short of their ultimate goal.

It might seem like the Texans, as reigning division champs in a tough AFC, are the better bet to get there sooner. But here's why the Lions—who won four NFL championships before the 46-year Super Bowl era—are in the better position to...

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