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Darius Slay Week 14 NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Darius Slay‘s pick-six on rookie quarterback Josh Rosen was not only the first of Big Play’s NFL career, but it also helped the cornerback win the NFL Defensive Player of the Week award for Week 14.

Darius Slay also recorded three tackles and defended two additional passes in the Detroit Lions 17-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Slay’s interception and touchdown played a huge role in determining the outcome of the game, as the Lions offense struggled to get much of anything going against the Cardinals on Sunday.

This is the third time Darius Slay has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in his career according to Pro Football Reference. Slay previously won the honor in Week 15 of the 2017 season when he picked off Mitchell Trubisky twice and in Week 5 of the 2016 season when he forced a fumble and recorded an INT in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Breaking down the Detroit Lions playoff chances and why they WILL get in

Ok, I know this is a BOLD prediction but I believe the Detroit Lions will somehow, someway squeeze their way into the NFL Playoffs.

With their win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Lions moved to 5-8 and kept their slim playoff hopes alive.

In fact, following the Minnesota Vikings loss the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, those hopes actually improved as the Lions playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight, went from 1% to 3%!

You are probably thinking one of two things right now. 1) This guy is a complete clown if he believes the Lions are going to make the playoffs, I am not reading any more of his BS or 2) I may as well see what this clown has to say since he took the time to write it out.

Well, my hope is that you are still reading because I am about to tell you exactly why I believe the Lions WILL make the NFL Playoffs.

Lions chances…in a vacuum

Believe it or not, the Lions could find themselves in the playoffs even if they lose one of their remaining three games but the chances of that are VERY SLIM. So, my focus in this piece will be predicated on them winning out and letting the chips fall where they may.

First, let’s look at how the Lions playoff chances increase (in a vacuum) with them winning each of their remaining three games.

*Note: This does not take into account what other teams in the league do, we will look at that later. Also, I am not going to get into tie games because all of our heads would explode.

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