OFFICIAL: NFC playoffs- Detroit Lions stands at…….

The Detroit Lions currently possess the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff standings. 

Unfortunately, following the Week 17 slate of games, the San Francisco 49ers have clinched the No. 1 overall seed. 

It is quite the long shot for Dan Campbell’s squad to move up to the No. 2 spot, but it could still occur.  

Both the Eagles and Cowboys would need to fall in Week 18 and the Lions would need to defeat the Vikings at Ford Field.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts will be looking to rebound after a stunning loss to the Cardinals on the road against the Giants. 

Dallas, coming off the heels of a controversial victory against Detroit, is traveling to face the Commanders. 

If the Lions end up in their current position, the two teams that could travel to Ford Field for the first ever playoff game in Detroit’s current home stadium are either the Rams or the Packers. 

Los Angeles, led by former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, travel to play a 49ers team that could be resting several starters. 

If they are able to secure the victory, a game featuring two teams that have many ties to each other would occur, possibly even in primetime. 

If the Rams are defeated, the Packers could leapfrog Sean McVay’s team with a home victory against the Bears, setting up a divisional matchup in the first round of the playoffs. 

NFC playoff standings

1. 49ers (12-4)

2. Cowboys (11-5)

3. Lions (11-5)

4. Buccaneers (8-8)

5. Eagles (11-5)

6. Rams (9-7)

7. Packers (8-8)

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