NFL Playoff Picture 2013: Predicting How Week 14 Will Impact Postseason Races

December 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the playoff picture beginning to become more clear with each passing week, the big games on the schedule for NFL teams become huge, and the significance of every win for teams vying to get in is ratcheted up.
This week there are several games that might dictate the way the playoff picture shapes out, but only a few can have an immediate impact on the way it will eventually look. Focusing in on those games, here are three matchups that will impact postseason races.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
When Detroit travels to Philadephia for this huge NFC showdown, it will likely be an air attack that leaves one team at 8-5 and still in the chase. The other will fall to 7-6 and in an uphill climb to claim its division.
If any team should be "comfortable" in this game, it's the Lions. After downing the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving, Detroit is one game ahead of the Chicago Bears and claimed both games over their division rivals. The Lions also just...

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