That said, not much has changed overall. The Lions still hold their own destiny in the division. They hold their own destiny with the No. 2 overall seed in the NFC. And now that they have a four-game lead over the teams on the outside looking in, playoffs are simply a formality at this point.
Monday night’s game between the Eagles and Chiefs will not change the NFC standings at all. Even if the Eagles lose and drop to 8-2, they will maintain the No. 1 seed in the division, because they have a better record in conference games (6-0) than the Lions do (5-1).