Because this is the BNL, not the 2013 SOL, which blew the division with Aaron Rodgers out hurt.
So the magic number is 3 for each of GB and Minny if Detroit wins and those teams losses.
Lions win 3 they are the North Champs. If they win 2 and GB or Minny loses 1 they are champs and the Lions win 1 and they lose 2 it is all over. The Lions can go 0-5 and GB and Minny lose 3 and the Lions are champs.
I am feeling damn confident.
Lions win this weekend and both GB and Minny lose and the Lions have a magic number of 1 with 4 weeks to go…Yeah this is exactly how we all hoped the season would play out.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (+3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, fubo)
The weather could be an issue here, which isn’t a good thing for the Lions. They are also on the road for a second straight week, while the Bears are coming off a bye. The Chicago defense has improved a lot lately and that will carry over. It’s tight, with the Lions winning it late.
Pick: Lions 21, Bears 20
Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders (+3)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (Fox, fubo)
These two are coming off their byes, which means they are rested. The Vikings have to decide on a quarterback, which hasn’t been determined yet. The Raiders are 2-2 under Antonio Pierce, and they are playing much better football with him as the interim coach. I think that carries over here.
Pick: Raiders 24, Vikings 20
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (+6.5)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC, fubo)
The Packers have won three straight and appear to be rolling. The Giants are coming off a bye. This won’t be an easy game for the Packers coming off a big victory over the Chiefs, but they will find a way to keep the winning streak going. Jordan Love stays hot.
Pick: Packers 23, Giants 17
Hoping for a MNF shocker with Tommy Devito outdueling Jordan Love, but I could live with those outcomes
inb4 losing streak
Actually, they should’ve been featuring the Packers.
How many years recently have we seen this team absolutely collapse at the end of the year like this and fail to win the division?
As a wildcard team patsy
Now do the probability of us winning the division
We have been skidding downhill since Baltimore game.
Meanwhile, Green Bay and Jordan Love are heating up
The epic SOL meltdown is totally in progress
If they beat Denver (a big “if” at this point), the Lions could beat an offensively challenged Vikings team with either Dobbs or Mullen at QB, twice.
No way they’re beating Dallas in Dallas. Not this season.
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