Dec 26, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) in action during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions

Why root for the Lions?

Haven’t Lions fans suffered enough? It has been three trips to the playoffs in the last five years for the Detroit Lions, who still can’t find a way to displace the Green Bay Packers from their NFC North throne. The Detroit Lions have never won a championship in the “Super Bowl” era, so it’s been a really long time since the Lions have had this much success — if you want to call this success.

Like New York Jets fans, the Lions fan base has constantly lived with a “sky is falling” mentality. Even when gifted with all-time greats, Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson, Detroit leadership has never been able to put it all together, sound familiar?

Why the Lions will win the Super Bowl

Sometimes, you just need a little luck! Call the Detroit Lions, the only “live” underdogs that could win it all. The Lions will travel to Seattle on Saturday night, to play in one of the toughest stadiums to win any game, albeit a playoff game. As it stands, Detroit sits as an 8 point underdog against the former champs. This year hasn’t been the Seahawks’ best, as the offense has sputtered and has been inconsistent this year. With the loss of

Call the Detroit Lions, the only “live” underdogs that could win it all. The Lions will travel to Seattle on Saturday night, to play in one of the toughest stadiums to win any game, albeit a playoff game. As it stands, Detroit sits as an 8 point underdog against the former champs. This year hasn’t been the Seahawks’ best, as the offense has sputtered and has been inconsistent this year. With the loss of Earl Thomas for the year, the defense looks different, all signs of a possible upset. Choose the Lions if you believe in miracles, as this year, without a Barry Sanders or a Calvin Johnson, they have a “puncher’s chance.”

Choose the Lions if you believe in miracles, as this year, without a Barry Sanders or a Calvin Johnson, they have a “puncher’s chance.”

Why the Lions won’t win the Super Bowl

Because they are in fact, the Detroit Lions. Matthew Stafford can chuck a football, something he has proved year in and year out. Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Anquan Boldin can catch footballs at a scary rate. Where Detroit may fall short is at the running back position, with the loss of multi-dimensional, Theo Riddick and three down back, Amir Abdullah for the year. If the Lions are to “Shock the World,” it will take production from running back Zach Zenner, to create balance in the offense.

Also, the NFC Playoff bracket will consist of a much more difficult path to the big game, considering the health of the AFC. The experience at quarterback in the NFC dwarfs the situation occurring in the AFC. Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, and Matt Ryan, all have playoff experience under their belts.

Whatever team you may choose to support in the 2016 playoffs, remember that this is for pure enjoyment and it is back to complaining on April 27 at the NFL Draft.

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