I'm not counting out the Ravens for the Super Bowl. Been joking around with this with a few people, but they hang around and you don't want to do that with a team like this. A kicker who is automatic from 50+ is a huge weapon. It takes a lot of pressure off the offense knowing you only need to get to the 35-yard line to get points.
Jim Schwartz needs to be fired. Lions were handed the division on a silver platter and are way too undisciplined, way too many turnovers, can't stay out of their own way. This is an organization that is supposed to have actual standards now, they cannot stand for this.
That point really needs to be stressed
Cutler and Rodgers both suffering major injuries should have been like clinching a playoff spot for Lions
I'm on the fire Schwartz bandwagon now. But I have zero confidence in this franchise to improve.
They're the Dallas Cowboys without all the pomp and circumstance. Well, the last 20 years of the Cowboys.
But I should point out that the guy hit a 60+ field goal. Doesn't change much as it's still the Same Old Lions.
You just got on the "Fire Schwartz" bandwagon? I've been calling for that clown to get fired for a couple of years now.
With that being said, he didn't force Stafford to make awful throws or Calvin to inexplicably drop important passes. That game was completely on those two. Not the coaches (although a timeout before the Tucker FG would have been nice) and not the refs despite some awful calls against the Lions.
I've been a big Stafford backer but it's looking more and more like he's the next Romo and although CJ has been great most of the season, he has had a knack for coming up small in the big moments. The Tampa game when he dropped the ball on the last possession that led to the INT and last night. Can't really blame that on the coaches.
As sad as it sounds, the Lions could still win the division if the Bears lose to the Eagles then beat the Packers at home (there are a few other scenarios but this is the most likely one) but of course, in typical Lions fashion, the dominoes will fall their way again and they'll find a way to lose to the Vikings and in fact, i fully expect it to play out that way. Ah, the life of a Lions fan.