After coming from behind to dispose of the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, the Detroit Lions (5-4) now shift their focus to the Chicago Bears, who they will play on the road in Week 11.
If the 2017 Detroit Lions want to find themselves participating in the NFL Playoffs, they will have to take care of business from here on out. With the Minnesota Vikings (7-2) currently two games up in the NFC North, the Lions cannot afford a single slip up, including when they meet the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day.
It’s time for Lions fans to start making some noise and supporting their team more than they ever had before. Here is a Detroit Lions ‘Playoff Push’ Hype video to help get you fired up for the rest of the season.
NFL Playoffs? The Detroit Lions will not be able to back their way in this time
In 2016, the Detroit Lions qualified for the NFL Playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Not a bad accomplishment for a franchise that has become accustomed to playing out the 16-game regular season schedule and then watching the playoffs from home.
But as we know, last season’s playoff appearance was a bit tainted. Some would even say it was a fraud or a joke. Those people would certainly have a legit argument.
After winning 8 of 9 games to move to 9-4 on the season, the Lions lost their final three regular-season games, including a 31-24 Week 17 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Had the Lions won that game, which was played at Ford Field, they would have clinched an NFC North title, and a home playoff game. Instead, by losing, they finished tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last NFC playoff spot. Luckily, the Lions won the tiebreaker over the Bucs due to their record against common opponents, and despite dropping their final three games, they backed into the playoffs, where they were destroyed by the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round.
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