Detroit Lions news takes a look around the web at what is being said about the team’s week 17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Well, the Detroit Lions headed to the playoffs. I won’t go as far as some fans and say the Lions don’t deserve it, but I am having a hard time getting excited about it. The Lions did what they had to do to separate themselves from the middle of the NFC with wins over teams like the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings (twice), but it’s hard to point to any of their wins as a really good win.
The problem with getting hopes up for next weekend’s playoff game is that the Lions haven’t done anything against playoff teams this season. They earned their way in by beating up on non-playoff teams, going 9-2 in games against such clubs, but were a combined 0-5 against teams that qualified for the playoffs.
The thing about the playoffs is you’re only playing playoff teams the rest of the way. With the way the Lions have performed against teams like that, it’s hard to see “the rest of the way” being more than one game.
But more football is better than less football, and the Lions have more football yet to play.
Here is a look around the web at other Detroit Lions news, notes, tidbit and general whatnots.
More Detroit Lions news from around FanSided
Detroit Lions Back Into Playoffs With Loss To Green Bay Packers
Colton Wesley | Detroit Jock City
Detroit Lions Week 17 Game Ball: Zach Zenner
Erik Schlitt | Detroit Jock City
Detroit Lions 2017 Schedule: List of Opponents is Set
Zac Snyder | Detroit Jock City
More Detroit Lions news from around the rest of the web
Lions-Packers snap counts: Zach Zenner assumes workhorse back role
Jeremy Reisman | Pride of Detroit
Four downs: Lions strike ‘backing in’ from conversation
Justin Rogers | The Detroit News
Lions’ defense struggles again in loss to Packers
Carlos Monarrez | Detroit Free Press
Aaron Rodgers leaves Lions fatigued, frustrated as Packers win NFC North
Chris Burke | Sports Illustrated
If you’re looking for a different way to think about the Lions’ upcoming playoff game, ask yourself the following question: how much would you pay to see the Lions win a playoff game? If the answer is more than $0, you could place a moneyline wager on the Seahawks such that if the Lions win, it’s like you “paid” for it. If they lose, you win money. It’s as close to a win-win as you’ll get.