It has been an awful month for the Detroit Lions rooting guide. For Week 9, the outcome of just one of seven games benefited the Lions in their hunt for a playoff spot this year. The Week 10 rooting guide didn’t fare much better: Just two of nine games fell the Lions way, and as a result, we have a messy NFC playoff situation.
Let’s start with the North:
Minnesota Vikings: 7-2 (2-1 in division)
Detroit Lions: 5-4 (2-0)
Green Bay Packers: 5-4 (2-2)
Chicago Bears: 3-6 (0-3)
We’re all pretty familiar with this situation as it is. The Lions and Vikings are just over a week away from a huge showdown on Thanksgiving. Between now and then, the Lions will face the Bears in Chicago, while the Vikings are hosting the red hot Rams. If Detroit prevails and the Rams take down the Vikings, Thanksgiving will be for first place.