A Detroit Lions Fan's Guide to Watching the 2013 NFL Playoffs

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A Detroit Lions Fan's Guide to Watching the 2013 NFL Playoffs
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Here we are again. The Detroit Lions are done with football by January, and Lions fans are more excited about the NFL Draft than they were about December football.

It has been a disastrous season, and when it finally ended, it was merciful just to see the losing streak stop for a while.

We'll spend about eight months talking about how to fix this team, but we don't have to start just yet. For now, we have the playoffs. And since the Lions are not actually in the playoffs, some Lions fans may not have much investment in the teams left standing.

That said, if you're like me, years of playoff futility forced you to adopt a secondary rooting interest. But assuming that's not true, there's another month of football left, and it simply won't do to miss it.

So, Lions fans, here is my handy guide to the postseason from the perspective you're comfortable with. To ensure I keep my biases (mostly) out of it, I will give you reasons to root for and against each team, and then you can make the call.

Alternatively, if you really can't wait for the Lions' rebuilding phase, I've got that covered, too, with some insight on impending free agents on each playoff team that could be a fit in Detroit.

So whatever your outlook is, this guide's got you covered, team-by-team. So hopefully you can enjoy the playoffs with a rooting interest, and not feel too bad about the way the season turned out.

Maybe. Just give it a shot.

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