Detroit Lions Playoff Scenarios Heading into Week 15
Week 15 of the 2016 NFL season, could be the one that sends the Detroit Lions back to the playoffs for the 3rd time this decade.
Boasting a 9-4 record heading into Week 15, good for a 2nd seeding if they playoffs began today, and a 2 game lead in the NFC North, the team’s playoff clinching scenarios come from a possible clinch of a divisional title.
Here are the Week 15 scenarios that could lead to a Lions playoff berth:
A win over the Giants (who also have slight path to a playoff berth this week as well – Win at Detroit plus losses by Washington, Green Bay and Minnesota) coupled with a Green Bay loss at the Bears will make the Lions divisional champions.
Much more unlikely, a second path follows a Lions tie along with a Green Bay loss and a Minnesota loss or tie in the Vikings game against the Colts. That would seal the deal for Detroit.
Sunday’s 1PM match-up pitting the Lions and Giants will set the winner up with an inside track to securing a first round play-off bye.