While the Lions have been successful at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, running backs and being menaces, in general to offenses, word on the street has it that some fans would like Detroit to move away from the Wide 9.
After another successful week for the Detroit Lions both with what happened in their game and others around the league, they are in position to clinch a playoff spot without any additional help. Because they only need to beat the San Diego Chargers on Saturday to punch their ticket to the playoffs, the rooting guide may not even be all that relevant this week.
If the Lions beat San Diego at home Saturday, they will make the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. Backus and Raiola were drafted by Detroit in 2001 and have spent their entire careers with the team. Together, they’ve endured an almost unthinkable stretch of futility, misery and ridicule. They are now one victory away from celebrating a postseason berth just three seasons after going 0-16.
Topics:Aaron Berry, Chris Houston, Defense, Detroit Lions, Dominic Raiola, Jeff Backus, Playoffs
About the Author
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.