Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions Game Day Edition

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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.

Young has definitely made a significant impact this season, coming through in the clutch countless times.

Of his 40 receptions, 27 have counted for first downs and 21 of them have been for 10 yards or more. Six have been for 25 yards or more.

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.

Here are four things to keep your eye on when the Detroit Lions host the San Diego Chargers at Ford Field:

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.

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