Santa Claus has definitely made his list, and I'm sure he is in the process of checking it twice when it comes to the Detroit Lions. He has to; the Lions have been very naughty this year.
That wasn't always the case. The Lions looked very nice when they opened the year on a five-game win streak. The entire team, defense and offense, were firing on all cylinders. The Lions were front-page news because of their winning, not penalties and dirty play.
Back then, Santa had penciled in each Lion player for a very special gift.
The Lions are walking on thin ice this Christmas season for sure. Santa knows who's been bad or good, and so does Roger Goodell. Those two have weekly meetings about Ndamukong Suh, I'm sure.
The Lions have two matchups left before Christmas. They take on the Raiders this Sunday at Oakland then the Chargers at home on Christmas Eve. They need to be on their best behavior and win both contests. If not, they'll find themselves out of the playoffs with a whole lot of nothing under their Christmas tree.
So the Lions better be good for goodness sake!
If they are, then Santa might be happy to bestow each Lion with a shiny present on Christmas Day. Here are some gift ideas for Santa to consider.