The Detroit Lions are 3-1 on the season and all four games have come against NFC teams. If the Cardinals or Vikings become serious contenders in the final three months of the season, those early wins could prove extremely valuable in the playoff race.
Detroit has another opportunity to pick up a huge NFC win on Sunday with the Carolina Panthers in town. The Panthers are currently leading the NFC South with a 3-1 record of their own, but with the Falcons hot on their trail, Carolina could be in the Wild Card hunt come December.
That means there could be a lot more on the line than just a win on Sunday. The permanent tiebreaker between these two teams will be decided this week, which could be the difference between playoffs and no playoffs.
So today’s Question of the Day is (not technically a question):
Finish this sentence: “If the Lions beat the Panthers, I will...”
My answer: If the Lions beat the Panthers, I will start planning for the eventual Lions-Rams NFC Championship game. I will also learn to play “Africa” on the keyboard. I will also eventually talk myself down into thinking Detroit eventually blows it all and finishes 7-9. Shortly after that, I will come out of my depressive state and attempt to get a loan for Super Bowl tickets.
Then by Monday morning, I will downplay the entire win, saying that if Detroit’ hadn’t scored on those few plays, they would have lost.