Watching Football all day Sunday, I about jumped out of my chair when reading the graphics on the television. It read, “Lions in the playoff hunt.” Even after a Thanksgiving turkey Loss, I could not believe my ears and eyes.
The Detroit Lions saw their win streak snap like a wishbone after they fell to the Buffalo Bills, 28-25, in Week 12. Now at 4-7, the Lions are in second place in the NFC North. In the next few weeks, the Lions still have the Jaguars, Vikings, Jets, Panthers, Bears, and Packers. Side note, isn’t it fun to watch the Packers fall apart? It’s not the sign of the apocalypse but we still have a chance and stranger things have happened to this Lions team this year. Not saying let’s start making a parade route just yet, but I have a gut feeling this Lions team is not going to quit. A lot can happen in 6 games.
At the beginning of the year, if you told me that the Lions have a chance of making the playoffs, I may have taken that bet. And with the Lions undoubtedly playing with confidence now—and the easiest schedule in the NFL’s next 6 games—there’s reason to believe Detroit could shock the world in the final weeks of the season.