• Bears back in control of NFC North

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Dec 18, 2013
    For the last five weeks, since the Lions finished a season sweep of the Bears, Detroit has been in control of the NFC North. That is no longer the case. If the Bears beat the Eagles and Packers to win the NFC North, they would be the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs and would host a first-round playoff game likely against either the Panthers or Saints . Why was that so important for the Packers? The loss dropped the Lions into third place in the NFC North. The Bears can clinch the NFC North title and an eve...
    • Broncos don't put much stock in having control of playoff destiny

      On Sunday, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's final stab at a victory in Miami zinged straight into the hands of Dolphins cornerback Michael Thomas, Broncos fans exhaled a collective sigh of relief. Denver was back in control of its destiny…
    • Packers' players celebrate Lions' loss

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers knew they needed help to get into the playoffs. They got it on Monday night, when the Baltimore Ravens beat the Detroit Lions on kicker Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal in the game’s final minute. Why was that …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears, Packers clog Lions' playoff path in NFC North

      Detroit holds the tiebreaker over Chicago after winning both games this season, and the Lions have been atop the division standings, either alone or tied, since beating the Bears in Week 4.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Complete NFL postseason picture: Lions need wins -- and some help

    The Lions controlled their NFC North destiny since Sept. 29. But after Monday night's tough'-16 loss to the Ravens, they need a lot of help from the Packers or Bears to have a shot at the playoffs.
    Source: detnews.com

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