The Detroit Lions are off to one of their best starts in recent memory. They are in full control of the NFC North with a record of 9-4 and is the projected 2nd seed in the NFC Playoff Picture. However, their next three games could eliminate them from playoff contention. They play teams such as the Giants, Cowboys, and the Green Bay Packers.
Can the Lions win those games, yes but do you trust them in a contest of that magnitude? They also have to deal with the threat of the Green Bay Packers taking control of the NFC North Division. After hitting a mid-season wall, the Packers are on a three-game winning streak and is finally playing up to those high expectations that were placed upon them before the season started.
Many football analysts are starting to say that if the if the NFC North Title comes down to the final game between the Packers and Lions, they are picking the Green Bay to win the division. The reason is that the Packers are a veteran team and have the experience of playing in games where the division title is on the line.
The Lions can change those opinions with victories against opponents such as the Giants and Cowboys. A win against those teams would put the Lions in the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The January 1st game against Green Bay would not have any significance to it unless the Packers are playing for a Wild Card spot which is very possible.
But if the Lions lose this week to the Giants, the Green Bay Packers would be one game behind Detroit for control of the NFC North. Even though the Lions have a 9-4 record, there is no margin for error as the 2016 regular season is coming to a close.
The Packers have been in this situation before, but for the Lions, this is a brand new territory. Can they take control of the NFC North from the Packers this season? We will find out if it’s possible when they take on the Giants this Sunday.
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