Detroit Lions Face Long Road, Will Surprise Pundits Against Favorites

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Detroit Lions Face Long Road, Will Surprise Pundits Against Favorites
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Can the Lions follow the Packers' footsteps this year?

The Detroit Lions face a long, treacherous road if they're to achieve their ultimate goal.  They will be dissected, criticized and dismissed to no end by writers, commentators, analysts and opposing fans.  They will be facing a road trip through teams that are familiar with dominating at home.  They will face coaches that have seen their strengths, weaknesses and tricks before.  They will be facing long odds against opponents that have proved to be among the best of all time.

Yet, all is not lost for these young Lions.  If this were 10 years ago, thinking a Wild Card team could advance to the conference championship or Super Bowl would earn you a straitjacket and padded room.  These past half dozen years have changed our view of Wild Card teams.

The Lions have a realistic chance at going deep in the playoffs.  Before you get a straitjacket ready, listen to the reasons.  They are not as far-fetched as one may think.

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