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Wednesday open thread: Do you want the Detroit Lions to sweep the Packers?

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The Detroit Lions have a rare opportunity on Sunday. Following their Week 5 win over the Green Bay Packers, Detroit could potentially sweep the team that has foiled their best chances to win the division multiple times in recent memory.

The Lions were able to sweep the Packers last year, but it came with a pretty big asterisk: Both times the two teams played, Aaron Rodgers was sidelined with his shoulder injury.

Of course, a sweep this year would come with a pretty significant caveat as well. This Week 17 finale won’t mean much to either team and both franchises have already ended the seasons of players that probably could have played had there been anything tangible on the line.

Still, the chance to win four in a row against the team that has had a pretty firm grasp on the NFC North is a rare opportunity for the Lions: a franchise that can’t ever seem to reach the pinnacle. The last time the Lions won four straight in this rivalry was 1982-83. Their longest streak came from 1949 to 1954 when they beat the Packers 11 times in a row.

So today’s Question of the Days is:

Do you want the Lions to sweep the Packers?

My answer: Yes, absolutely. The stakes may be low, there may be draft order consequences to winning this game, but the Lions are guaranteed to have a top 10 pick, and no matter what happens on Sunday, the Packers aren’t going to be picking ahead of them.

Will it be a hollow victory? Yeah, probably. But I’d like to see a little bit of fight left in this team, and it never feels bad to hand the Packers another loss. If that happens, it will be Green Bay’s worst record in a decade.

Your turn.

Poll

Do you want the Lions to sweep the Packers in 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Yes
    (295 votes)
  • 53%
    No
    (341 votes)
636 votes total Vote Now