We know about the Detroit Lions’ upcoming schedule. We know all we’re possibly going to know about Matthew Stafford’s finger injury. We know what the Lions need to do to clinch the NFC North for the first time in over two decades.
What we don’t know is how the Lions will play in the crucial final three weeks of the season. We’ve seen this team play wildly inconsistent over the past two weeks, and it has left fans feeling somewhere between extremely panicked and irrationally confident. So today’s Question of the Day is simply:
What do you think the Detroit Lions’ record will be in the final three weeks of the season?
My answer: 1-2. The best team, by record, the Lions have faced this year is Washington, who is currently 7-5-1. In other words, their next two games will be against the two toughest teams they have faced all year. We’re talking about teams that are on another level than the "good" teams the Lions have faced like the Titans, Vikings and Packers.
That being said, I think the Lions are good enough to take one of these games. I’m not foolish enough to predict which one, but the Lions have proven to be competitive with every team this season, and I don’t think that will change in the final three games. Still, I don't think their late-game heroics will work against the likes of the Giants, Cowboys and Packers. But 10-6 should be good enough to get them into the postseason, and we’ll take things from there.