Detroit Lions excited to play meaningful December NFL games

Detroit Lions excited to play meaningful December NFL games

The Lions will do something they have never done under Matt Patricia or in the Dan Campbell era: play meaningful December games.

Even after losing to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving, Campbell’s squad, standing in at 4-7, still has a slim shot at making the playoffs in 2022.

Detroit is just two games behind in the loss column of the Washington Commanders, which are currently the No. 7 seed in NFC. The tie-breaker is held by the Lions , who beat Washington in Week 2.

While it is unlikely, it still excites many Lions players, including center Frank Harman .

Ragnow was drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and since then, has never been part of a winning football team. In fact, in that span of time (and counting the first 11 games of this season), Detroit has gone a dismal 21-53-2, with the team’s best record during Ragnow’s tenure having come back in 2018 (6-10).

” Ragnow said Monday that he didn’t believe he’d ever experienced it. “It’s not over. It’s not over, right? “

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Safety Mike Hughes, like Ragnow, is looking forward to making the most of the opportunity that lies ahead for Detroit to make a run at the postseason. Hughes stated that the NFL is what Hughes sees. “Anytime you have the chance to step on that field you should take it.” Many men are sitting on their couches, wishing they could be there. Regardless of the record and the goals we may not have reached, I think it’s a chance to show the world what I can do and to never take anything for granted being there.

If Hughes & Co . want to maintain their slim chances of making it to the postseason, they will need to win as many games over the next six weeks as possible.

Up next for the Lions is a Week 13 matchup with the 4-7 Jacksonville Jaguars, which are coming off a surprising, 28-27 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

In the aforementioned Week 12 tilt for Jacksonville, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence connected with former Lions wideout Marvin Jones Jr. for a touchdown, with 0: 14 to go. And, then with Jacksonville trailing by one, 27-26, first-year Jags head coach Doug Pederson opted to leave his offense on the field to go for two. Lawrence found wide receiver Zay Jones in Jacksonville’s end zone and converted the two-point conversion. Jacksonville won the game.

Campbell understands that a “hungry” Jaguars team awaits the Lions this Sunday.

” Our whole focus needs to be on the team right in front of our eyes, right now, and understand who’s walking in here,” Campbell stated. “It’s very similar to us, in that they’re starting over a bit (with a) coach.

“… It’s a hungry group. They have a lot of talent and just won their best win of the season. We need to know what’s coming to Ford Field on Sunday. If we don’t, we won’t have a chance. As long as we do, and continue to improve, which I feel we have done over the past four weeks, then we can win. If we do that, you will like our odds. I like our odds. “

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