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.