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Detroit Lions — Three playoff scenarios for Sunday

After watching the Chicago Bears loss on Monday night, the Detroit Lions should not have a problem getting a win on Sunday at Soldier Field. 

The Bears (5-9) were much worse than the 31-15 score indicated. Anything can happen, but the Bears have a day less to prepare and look dysfunctional.

The Lions (10-4) have opened as 4.5-point favorites.

Detroit is currently in first place in the NFC North with a 10-4 record that is identical to the Packers. That Week 3 win over Green Bay at Ford Field was huge. has come up with three playoff scenarios for the Lions on Sunday:
— Detroit clinches NFC North with a win and a Packers loss.
— Detroit clinches a first-round bye with a win, a Packers loss and a Cowboys loss.
— Detroit clinches a playoff spot with a win or an Eagles loss.

The Packers play at Tampa Bay (2-12), while the Cowboys (10-4) host the Colts (10-4). The Eagles (9-5) are at the Redskins (3-11).

The Lions last went to the playoffs in 2011 and clinched the wild-card berth in Week 16.

(Follow @PaulaPasche on Twitter. Order her book,  “100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’’ here. It’s also available at bookstores.)


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