NFC playoff picture: Detroit Lions need Week 18 win, plus help to clinch

The Detroit Lions took care of their own business on Sunday by dismantling the Chicago Bears 41-10.

It was a nice bounceback game for Detroit, and it kept their playoff hopes alive going into the final week of the season.

After last week’s slip-up against the Panthers, the Lions needed help to get into a playoff spot.

In the early games, the Lions got it when the Washington Commanders lost to the Cleveland Browns.

 Detroit did not get the same loads of help in the late Sunday games,

 meaning they will be entering the final season in need of some more help in Week 18.

They are not in sole control of their destiny.

Because there are no NFC teams in “Sunday Night Football” or “Monday Night Football”

we already know what the NFC looks like after Week 17.


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