Only a collapse in the final two weeks of the regular season could make it difficult for the Detroit Lions to capture their first playoff berth since the 1999 campaign.
The Lions would already own a wild card spot if the season lasted 14 games, but there are still two weeks left and the conclusion of the season begins Saturday versus the playoff-desperate San Diego Chargers at Ford Field.
Detroit is currently one of a handful of teams vying for one of the final postseason berths since the NFC North has already been locked up by the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. It has won two straight and three of five games, including Sunday's exciting finish to a 28-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders out west. Peering down a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford engineered a pair of drives to put his team ahead for good.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, December 24; 4:00pm ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit MI
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