The Detroit Lions will continue to try and keep their playoff hopes alive, this time in a Week 16 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Detroit Lions will hope to extend their two game-winning streak to three when they face the struggling Cincinnati Bengals at home this weekend. The Week 16 matchup could put the Lions one step closer to a Wild Card bid in the postseason.
The Lions currently sit at 8-6, joined by the 8-6 Dallas Cowboys, 8-6 Seattle Seahawks and the 9-5 Atlanta Falcons in the NFC playoff race. All four teams appear to be vying for one spot. With the Cowboys and Seahawks facing off this weekend, that number could be down to just three teams by Sunday night.
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As for the 5-9 Bengals, they haven’t won a game since November … at that was win was over the 0-14 Cleveland Browns. With head coach Marvin Lewis already announcing his departure from the team at season’s end, the Bengals have little to play for with two weeks left to go. The team has a record of 3-4 at home, and are currently amid a three-game losing streak.
Still playing for their playoff lives, expect to see a quality effort from the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Game Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017
Game Location: Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio
Scheduled Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET), 12:00 p.m. (CT), 10:00 a.m. (PT)
TV Network: FOX
Game Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
Weather Forecast: Cloudy, Temperatures – High of 37°F, Low of 21°F, with a 20% chance of rain and winds out of the ESE at 8 mph. (Source: weather.com)
Link to Injury Reports: Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals