Detroit Lions: Five Biggest Concerns for Team's Playoff Hopes

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Detroit Lions: Five Biggest Concerns for Team's Playoff Hopes
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The past few weeks of the season have shown that a playoff spot is never guaranteed. 

The Detroit Lions started out the season 5-0 and looked to be one of the best teams in the NFL. Fast forward six games and the Lions are now struggling to earn a wild-card position. This is how fast things can change.

The young and improving Detroit Lions have a huge disadvantage playing in arguably the toughest division in football—the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers, currently at 11-0, look destined to win the division and make a consecutive run at the super bowl.

If this happens, the Detroit Lions will have to earn a wild-card spot if they want a chance to play in the NFL's biggest game. 

The Thanksgiving game revealed a lot of problems and concerns for the Detroit Lions moving forward.

Here are some of the biggest obstacles the Lions must overcome in order to find a spot in the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.

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