We are already in Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season, and though our Detroit Lions got off to a 1-6 start to their season, they have won two-straight 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.
Detroit Lions rooting guide: Which teams should Lions fans root for in Week 11?
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. For example, root for the Texans (AFC) to beat the Commanders (NFC) because the Lions only have to worry about passing NFC teams in the standings.
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… but not always.
Here are four teams Lions fans should be rooting for in Week 11:
New Orleans Saints (3-7) over L.A. Rams (3-6)
Chicago Bears (3-7) over Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
Minnesota Vikings (8-1) over Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
Arizona Cardinals (4-6) over San Francisco 49ers (5-4)
By the way, as we told you last week, if EVERYTHING goes correct for the Lions in Week 11, they could be just one game out of the final Wild Card spot by the time Monday night's game concludes!