This could be a shoot-out with the quarterbacks from both teams playing at a high level. Rivers has been red-hot recently and picked apart a good Ravens defense last weekend. But Stafford takes better care of the ball and is having the superior season.
The last time the Detroit Lions were this close to the playoffs, Barry Sanders was in their backfield.
Sanders now is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a place few if any of the recent Lions will end up. His former team has been rebuilt by GM Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz, and a victory over San Diego today will secure Detroit an NFC wild-card slot.
It might sound like a great idea. It might sound like fun, but it does not make sense to storm Ford Field if the Lions beat San Diego today to slide into the playoffs for the first time in a decade. You are inviting disaster if you do.
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.