Wooooooh...Lions playoff bound!

Submitted by UM2k1 on December 24th, 2011 at 6:55 PM
With a thrashing of the Chargers, the Lions have secured a playoff birth for the first time since 1999!


Discuss...

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bleedzblue

December 24th, 2011 at 9:47 PM ^

At least you still get to watch them, I joined the Army and the Lions make the playoffs. I go back to Fort Leonardwood Jan 3rd and will have no freaking clue how they are doing. Oh and the worst part about it... My flight leave Metro airport at 5:30, so I will be missing the Sugar Bowl as well. Sucks Sucks Sucks Sucks Sucks.

BraveWolverine730

December 24th, 2011 at 7:18 PM ^

From my perspective the most likely opponent at this point appears to be the NO( if SF holds on) and SF if they don't. If they beat GB next week(and since that hasn't happened in forever I'm not holding my breath), then it's more likely they play the NYG/Dal since Atl is likely to drop the game to NO.  Now my dream scenario as a Falcons fan that has about a .1% shot of happening is that if Atl wins out and NO loses to Car in week 17, then Atl wins the NFC south and would host Detroit as a 3 seed. 
So by my best guestimate:
NO: 45%
SF 30%
Dal/NYG winner: 24.9%
Atl:  .1%

LB

December 24th, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

Congrads come from EL, we don't need them here tonight.

I love this quote from  Schwartz. "There's going to come a time when we don't celebrate going to the playoffs - It's not going to be tonight"

BRCE

December 24th, 2011 at 9:32 PM ^

Whats so much better about this Lions teams is that they put together by far their best performance of the season in late December. The '99 team lost its last four games and limped into a predictable playoff slaughter.

When Stafford gets decent time and this team doesn't kill itself with penalties, they can beat anyone.

Maizenblueball

December 24th, 2011 at 9:11 PM ^

Being a Lions fan here in San Diego, all week I've had to listen to the local slappies talking about how the Chargers were going to pass all over the Lions DB's (which I have to admit I was kinda thinking too), especially after just last week the Chargers destroyed the Ravens Defense.  Anyway, after so many dreadful seasons as a Lions fan, it is SO TREMENDOUS that they even made the playoffs!  Go BLUE, and Go Lions!!!  Make a little noise in the playoffs!

BRCE

December 24th, 2011 at 9:23 PM ^

The neg in this thread comes from bdsisme, an East Coast native who has complained in the past several times about threads for Detroit teams on this board.

What a snotty little bitch.