Detroit looked awful in a 23-16 loss Sunday afternoon against Atlanta at Ford Field.
The loss will trigger fans to wonder if this is the beginning of a collapse for the Lions. It will also add to their charm and cause more people to pull for one of the most beleaguered franchises in all of professional sports.
You might as well call Detroit "America's New Team." It's the team everyone wants to see in the playoffs.
Regardless of the outcome, Detroit is the story of the year, and as a result five of their final nine games appear on the list, including two of their games appearing in the top four.
Before the games are unveiled here are the predictions:
- Green Bay
- New Orleans
- San Francisco
- New York
- San Diego
- New England
Out of a possible 153 games here are the 25 most important left on the schedule.