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Detroit Lions Fire Coach Jim Schwartz

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(WLNS) - The Detroit Lions have fired their head coach, Jim Schwartz.  

This season was disappointing for the Lions after they lost six of their seven games, despite having a fourth-quarter lead in every single one of those games. The Lions also missed the playoffs this year.

Schwartz has been with the Lions for five seasons. After Sunday's devastating loss in their season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, Schwartz said he was planning to come back for a sixth season.

"I'd certainly like to be back. I feel like we have unfinished business here. We've come a long way in these years but we still have ground that we can make, and I'm anxious to have a chance to be able to do that," said Schwartz. (Detroit Lions, postgame video interview)

Schwartz joined the Lions as the head coach in 2009, when Detroit was coming off the NFL's first 0-16 season. Schwartz had the team going in the right direction during his first three seasons before it took a step back the past two years. 

Schwartz previously worked with the Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.

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