The Detroit Lions are going to have their work cut out for them this weekend, as they travel out west to take on the Seattle Seahawks Saturday night in their NFC Wild Card matchup. I think that this could end up being a lackluster game, but nonetheless it’s the playoffs, so there’s always the possibility of it turning out to be an exciting game.
After All Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson called it quits at the end of last season, not many people expected too much from the Lions this year, but a career year from quarterback Matthew Stafford has Detroit back in the playoffs and even came within a Week 17 game against the Packers from winning the division. Eight of the Lions’ nine wins this year came from them trailing in the fourth quarter, so they have shown they are capable of staying in games, but Saturday could be a different story for them.
The Seahawks seemed to have lost a little bit of their swagger ever since their Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, but yet again here they are in the playoffs. Decimated by injuries and poor offensive line play this year, Seattle is no longer led by their vaunted defense, but now their quarterback Russell Wilson. That’s not to say their defense still shouldn’t be feared, but without safety Earl Thomas, they could have a lot of trouble winning this postseason. That being said, I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble with Detroit this weekend, but things could get dicey for them come the Divisional Round.
Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time: 8:15 P.M. EST
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV Channel: NBC
Online: Game Pass
Mobile: NFL App
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