Detroit Lions fans 2022 NFL playoff rooting guide Week 16

Detroit Lions fans 2022 NFL playoff rooting guide Week 16

Despite starting the season with a record of 1-6, the season has been a success. Detroit Lions They could be in the postseason picture as early as Saturday With a win over Carolina PanthersDetroit could be the seventh seed in NFC.

The Lions They have won six of the seven games they played under their head coach Dan CampbellHe has transformed the team from a losing unit into a unit that can win in close games.

The Panthers They will face a difficult test as they are only one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South for first place.

Should Detroit It will rise to 8-7 if it can secure a road win. With some help, the Lions With two games remaining, will be the inside track to the seventh seed.

Here are four games in the league that have an impact on the Lions and their playoff chances. Notes on which teams are involved. Lions Fans should cheer for.

Seattle Seahawks (7-7), Kansas City Chiefs (11-3),

(Saturday, 1 p.m., FOX)

The Seahawks are the only team that is close to the playoffs. Lions Wild card standings that have a head-to–head tiebreaker. Detroit’s The coaching staff likely has thoughts about the game’s outcome, a 48-45 loss in which defense failed to force punts.

Fortunately, DetroitThe Seahawks will be hosting a juggernaut Saturday. It’s not an easy task to travel to Arrowhead Stadium, and Seattle has struggled in recent weeks.

Quarterback Geno Smith and his team have lost two straight games. Patrick Mahomes will be the opponent in the matchup, as the team tries to end the streak.

If the Seahawks lose, they will be eliminated. Lions With a win, they would be able to pass them in the standings. This is why, Detroit Fans should cheer for Mahomes’s weapons to be at their best.

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New York Giants (8-5-1 at Minnesota Vikings (11-3).

(Saturday, 1 p.m., FOX)

The Giants are coming off a huge victory against the Washington Commanders on Sunday night (more on them later). This was an important game in the NFC standings.

The win ended a four-game winless streak for the Giants. There was a tie in their first meeting with Commanders, sandwiched between three losses. New York will not be eliminated from the playoff picture by a loss thanks to this win.

MinnesotaThis game is a home game for, who is coming off a historic comeback victory, and is favored by. Even though it won the division title last week, this game is very important to them. The Vikings will be the No. 1 team with a win over Giants. 2 seed in NFC.

Lions Fans should forget about divisional bias and root for the Vikings this weekend. A win for Kevin O’Connell’s team is double good Detroit. It brings New York one step closer to the brink while keeping the Vikings No. 2 seed — The opponent in the first round DetroitShould it make it to the playoffs as No. 7 seed.

Washington Commanders (7-6-1 at San Francisco 49ers (10) (Saturday, 4:05 p.m., CBS)

Similar to the Giants, the Lions The Commanders hold the tiebreaker head-to-head, dating back to Week 2. Washington is still reeling from Sunday’s loss to the Giants and has dropped the Commanders out the playoff picture.

Washington loses, but Washington wins Detroit Would put the LionsWith two games remaining, it is a half-game ahead. The 49ers are playing well and could do the Lions favor Saturday afternoon, even though rookie Brock Purdy leads the offense.

Washington could be back in the thick of it with games against Cleveland, Dallas and Dallas remaining. Washington’s tie makes the head-to–head tiebreaker almost meaningless. Lions Fans should root for the Commanders’ defeat at every turn.

If Washington and Seattle both lose, Detroit You will be as firmly rooted as the moment you wake up Sunday morning. NFC’s No. 7 seed.

Green Bay Packers (6-8), at Miami Dolphins (8-8).

(Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX)

The Packers are keeping pace in the NFL with back-to-back wins NFCAs the season gets shorter, you can add to your roster. Quarterback Aaron RodgersAlthough he still has his flaws, he has put the Packers in a great position to cause havoc down the stretch.

If both, Lions If the Packers win their next two games, there will be plenty of intrigue at Lambeau Field’s Week 18 matchup. Green Bay cannot catch the Lions It could lose, but wins against Minnesota and Miami next week would bring its record up to.500 (with only one game left).

If Lions If Rodgers is causing havoc in the regular season finale, and fans don’t want that to happen, they should back Miami in Sunday’s match. A Dolphins win would almost certainly crush the Packers’ Weak playoff hopes

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