Rich Eisen hopped on the bandwagon as he calls for the Detroit Lions to not only make the postseason in 2023, but host a playoff game.
The Detroit Lions playing in the playoffs has been an anomaly lately, and unless you’re a Lions fan over the age of 30 a home playoff game is absolutely unheard of. Tuesday, on “The Rich Eisen Show”, the eponymous host went all-in on the Lions winning the NFC North and hosting a playoff game next season.
Eisen joins the ever-growing list of people in the national media who believe the roar has been restored in Detroit. Recently, NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt explained why he is in love with the Lions. As the hype train appears to be full steam ahead, why have to ask ourselves how we got here?
Here’s the clip of Eisen going all-in on the Lions for next season.
Rich Eisen might be the media person who’s most all-in on the 2023 Detroit Lions
As the culture that Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes wanted creating started taking shape in the second half of the season, the Lions created a buzz and had one of the most exciting and prolific offenses in the NFL.
The defense played far better during the Lions’ 8-2 finish last season, but Aaron Glenn’s unit could not fully recover statistically from a horrible start. In particular the pass defense finished awful, to the point that rehashing the bad stats is not encouraged.
Fast forward to the first week-plus of NFL free agency. Holmes and the Lions front office have not only addressed the needs in the secondary, but they have completely overhauled the group by signing C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Cameron Sutton, and Emmanuel Moseley. As Holmes continues to impress with his offseason moves, the Lions find themselves in unchartered terrority as trendy Super Bowl contenders.
The Lions last hosted a playoff game on Jan. 8, 1994. Will Eisen’s bold prediction come true in January 2024? The Lions certainly appear set to control their destiny in a division that is there for the taking, even if it’s almost six months before the 2023 season kicks off.