Detroit Lions Week 10 Rooting Guide

Week 10 may be a bye week for the Detroit Lions, but that does not mean you can just sit back and relax this weekend. After a huge come from behind win last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions sit at 5-4 which puts them smack in the middle of the NFC Playoff picture.

Taking care of their own business is the best way for the Lions to make the playoffs this season, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little bit of help from around the league.

So, as the Lions relax this Sunday (and Monday), here is a guide which will help you decide which teams you should be rooting for in each and every game on the Week 10 NFL schedule.

*Note: On Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns. The game had zero impact on the Lions playoff chances (both AFC teams), but we were rooting for the Ravens since it would be nice to have another NFL team go 0-16 on the season.

The obvious

These games all involve AFC teams vs. NFC teams. When this happens from here on out, ALWAYS root for the AFC team.

Root for…

Denver Broncos over New Orleans Saints

New York Jets over Los Angeles Rams

Kansas City Chiefs over Carolina Panthers

Tennessee Titans over Green Bay Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers over Dallas Cowboys

New England Patriots over Seattle Seahawks (Sunday Night)

Cincinnati Bengals over New York Giants (Monday Night)


The not so obvious

These games feature NFC vs. NFC matchups which could end up having an impact down the road on the Lions playoff chances.

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Root for…

Atlanta Falcons over Philadelphia Eagles

Chicago Bears over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins over Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers over Arizona Cardinals

*Note: If you don’t think the Lions can beat out the Vikings for the NFC North crown, then root for the Vikings. We think they can beat out the Vikings in the NFC North, so we are rooting for Washington.


The meaningless

These games feature AFC vs. AFC matchups which will have no impact whatsoever on the Lions playoff chances.

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers

 

 

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