Lions vs. Seahawks: Complete Wild Card Gameday Preview

January 7, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last time the Detroit Lions won a playoff game, George H. W. Bush was president. That's the first one.
Lovable losers, those Lions are. They've lost eight straight playoff games dating back to 1991, they haven't won a road playoff game since 1957 and they're mired in a three-game losing streak after blowing the NFC North late in the year. 
To reverse course, they’ll have to defy some pretty big odds on Saturday night.
That’s because a Lions team that has come back to earth after overachieving for much of the season has to travel to Seattle to play a Seahawks team with plenty of playoff experience—one that has won 38 of its last 44 home games.
The Seahawks might not pack the same punch they did between 2013 and 2015, but they were still dominant in the Pacific Northwest this season and have playoff pedigree on their side. As a result, a lot of folks expect them to win handily on Wild Card Saturday. 
But in this league, nothing's easy....

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