The early games are either done or finishing up, which means it’s time for the late games to take the stage.
Unfortunately for us, the NFL schedule-makers decided it was a good idea to just have two contests on the plate this week. Lucky for Detroit Lions fans, one of those two games comes with very high interest.
The 3-1 Green Bay Packers are in Dallas for a showdown against the similarly 3-1 Cowboys. While most Lions fans despise both teams, it’s easy to pick sides when one lies in the division. A Packers loss would drop them to 3-2, and by nature of winning percentage, the Lions would jump them in the standings at 2-1-1 (a tie counts as a half-win).
Regardless of what happens in this game, next Monday night will be a showdown between the Lions and Packers for potentially a spot atop the NFC North. Green Bay is sitting pretty right now with wins over the Bears and Vikings already. A victory over Detroit would give them a clean sweep of the division (so far). For Detroit, it will be their first opportunity to match themselves up against a divisional foe.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves right now. For now, let’s just sit back and watch as hopefully these teams look horrible and tire each other out.