Detroit Lions: 5 things to still look forward to this season
Week 14: The NFL Playoff Machine!
You don’t need to remind me that the Lions currently have about as good of a chance to reach the playoffs as Michigan does to beat Ohio State last Saturday. Only the miracle of miracles would save the Lions’ 2018 campaign.
If it’s divine intervention you’re searching for though, look no further than the NFL Playoff Machine, perhaps ESPN’s second greatest contribution to society (just behind 30 for 30). The Playoff Machine is a miracle maker, where the blind can see, where the lame can walk!
With the Playoff Machine, the fate of all 32 NFL teams is in your hands as you get to decide on the results of every single remaining NFL game from now until the playoffs. Need the Lions to rip off a win streak to finish the season? Four quick clicks and it’s done. Need every other fringe playoff contender to go into the tank? It’s yours.
We all may have given up on the Lions weeks ago, but the Playoff Machine sticks with them all the way until the bitter, bitter, mathematical impossibility, bitter end. For the most delusional among us, finding scenarios to hypothetically sneak the 8-8 Honolulu Blues into the Wild Card round can be a fun chess problem to sort through during the Arizona game.
Week 15: Six dollar Lions tickets!
Need I say more?? Fine, I’ll say more. Picture yourself in upstate New York, right as winter gets into full swing, sub-zero wind chills, the possibility of a three foot dumping of snow at a moment’s notice. You’ve got the 5-8 Lions trading blows with the 5-8 Bills … all that for six quid, plus processing fees.
Maybe Kerryon Johnson will be back in uniform for this game. Maybe it will even be one of those games where they need to shovel off the yard lines to give the field some orientation due to the rest of it being a full whiteout.
You’re telling me these aren’t sold out yet?