They've never been in a Super Bowl.
That was January 12, 1992 when the Lions lost to the Washington Redskins by the score of 41-10. The Redskins went on to defeat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.
The Lions have won four Super Bowls. The last one in 1957. Seeing as Super Bowl I was played in 1967 and the Lions haven't even appeared in one - ever. I'll say this answer is only correct when referring to championships.
Out of the existing NFL franchises, only the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New Orleans Saints have never played in a Super Bowl. The Arizona Cardinals were the most recent team to reach the Super Bowl by winning the NFC Championship in January 2009.
Super Bowl XI. Raiders over Vikings.
They have never played in a super bowl.
Prior to Super Bowl XLII, the last Super Bowl to be played in Arizona was Super Bowl XXX played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys won 27-17.
The Detroit Lions have never won a Super Bowl and are one of four current teams to have never made it to a Super Bowl. They have however, won for NFL Championships, the last coming in 1959.
That would be the Arizona Cardinals, who were a charter member of the league when it was founded in 1920. They were known as the Chicago Cardinals then. Not only have they not won a Super Bowl but they have not played in a Super Bowl.
february of 2003
No, the Baltimore Colts won the 1971 Super Bowl over the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-13. Since the Lions are a professional team and the Rose Bowl is played between two college teams, the Lions would not have an opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl.