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Detroit Lions Rooting Guide for the Playoffs: 3 Teams to root for in Week 14

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We are already in Week 14 of the 2022 NFL season, and though our Detroit Lions got off to a 1-6 start to their season, they have now won four of their past five games, and, believe it or not, they are not that far out of the final Wild Card playoff spot in the NFC. Moving forward, as we have been doing for years, we will be letting you know in our Detroit Lions Rooting Guide which teams to root for in terms of helping the Lions earn a playoff spot. We will continue doing this through the remainder of the season unless the Lions are eliminated from a playoff spot. In that case, we will shift to rooting for a higher draft pick. Here is your Detroit Lions Rooting Guide for the Playoffs in Week 14.

Detroit Lions Rooting Guide

Detroit Lions rooting guide: Which teams should Lions fans root for in Week 14?

First of all, the obvious (no need to list the games). Lions fans should be rooting for every AFC team to beat every NFC team in those matchups. (Remember, this is NOT taking the 2023 NFL Draft into consideration, only the playoffs!)

When it comes to NFC vs. NFC matchups, it can get a little trickier, but for the most part, it is about rooting for the team with the worse record.

Here is your Detroit Lions Rooting Guide for the Playoffs Week 14:

Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) over New York Giants (7-4-1)1:00 p.m. FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) over San Francisco 49ers (8-4)4:25 p.m. FOX

Carolina Panthers (4-8) over Seattle Seahawks (7-5)4:25 p.m. FOX

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