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How the Detroit Lions Can Still Make the NFL Playoffs

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They did it. The Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2021 NFL season. They have a better record than both the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams since the beginning of November (1-2-1). With that, do the Vikings and Rams really deserve to make the 2021 NFL Playoffs? I suggest no.

This week, the first team has been mathematically ruled out of the NFL Playoffs. No, it wasn’t the one-win Detroit Lions. It was actually the two-win Houston Texans. Wait, so… the fighting Dan Campbells are still alive?

That’s right Lions fans! Take those paper bags off your head and let your face shine proudly! Detroit has their first win of the season. Their first taste of blood, and this bloodthirst of Dan Campbell cannot be satiated. They could go on a run and make the playoffs. Of course, they do need a little bit of help…

Obviously, the Lions must win the rest of their games. Easy. But let’s go through what else needs to happen in order for the Detroit Lions to get into the dance. It begins with Thursday Night Football tonight.

How the Detroit Lions Can Still Make the NFL Playoffs

Week 14

Steelers beat Vikings

Cowboys beat Washington

Texans beat Seahawks

Jets beat Saints

Panthers beat Falcons

Bengals beat 49ers

Chargers beat Giants

Packers beat Bears

Week 15

Eagles beat Washington

Cowboys beat Giants

Bills beat Panthers

Falcons beat 49ers

Rams beat Seahawks

Buccaneers beat Saints

Week 16

Titans beat 49ers

Eagles beat Giants

Buccaneers beat Panthers

Rams beat Vikings

Seahawks beat Bears

Cowboys beat Washington

Dolphins beat Saints

Week 17

Panthers and Saints tie (easy)

Eagles beat Washington

Bills beat Falcons

Texans beat 49ers

Packers beat Vikings

Week 18

Saints beat Falcons

Giants beat Washington

Buccaneers beat Panthers

Vikings beat Bears

Rams beat 49ers

And that’s all that needs to happen in order for the Detroit Lions to make the 2021 NFL Playoffs. Someone go get Dan Campbell’s dancing shoes, because it’s time to boogie!

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