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The Detroit Lions are on their way to the playoffs for the first time since 1999 in part because they owned the AFC West this year — a fact that wasn’t lost on coach Jim Schwartz at his Monday news conference.
Authorities on Tuesday identified the Macomb Township man who died Saturday after he ran in front of a bus during the Detroit Lions game but details on what led up to the fatal collision remain unknown.
Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win against Western Michigan on Tuesday in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
In Detroit, the long-downtrodden Lions had their own dramas to endure, mostly of their own making. But third-year coach Jim Schwartz has his Lions playoff bound for the first time since 1999, when Bobby Ross was still their coach and Matt Millen just a former player and color analyst on TV.
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Topics: AFC West, Detroit Lions, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Playoffs