By now, you have certainly heard about what happened on Monday Night Football when Buffalo Bills S Damar Hamlin had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance when he collapsed on the field. You also probably know that the game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals ended up being postponed, and according to reports, the NFL is still considering plenty of different options moving forward, including adding extra teams to the NFL Playoffs. That option could be a huge break for the Detroit Lions.
How could the Detroit Lions catch a huge break?
According to reports, one option the NFL is considering is expanding the playoff fields in both the AFC and NFC to eight teams.
As it stands, the Detroit Lions are on the outside looking in when it comes to the NFL Playoffs. Currently, they not only have to beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, but they also need the Seahawks to lose to the Rams earlier in the day in order to get into the playoffs.
But, if the NFL decides to expand the playoffs to eight teams for each conference, the Lions could get in if they beat the Packers, regardless of if the Seahawks win or lose earlier in the day.
Here's to hoping the NFL decides to expand the playoffs! I mean, expanding the playoffs would mean more money for the NFL, and we know they like to follow the money!