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Sport One stat proves the Lions should be even bigger underdogs to the Seahawks

17:35  06 january  2017
17:35  06 january  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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All that matters for the Detroit Lions is that they’re a playoff team. But with some people thinking a Lions upset of the Seattle Seahawks is possible out West, this might make them pump the brakes. As Pro Football Talk pointed out, the Lions didn’t beat any of the five playoff teams they faced this year

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All that matters for the Detroit Lions is that they're a playoff team.

But with some people thinking a Lions upset of the Seattle Seahawks is possible out West, this might make them pump the brakes.

As Pro Football Talk pointed out, the Lions didn't beat any of the five playoff teams they faced this year, and many of those games weren't as close as the final scores would indicate:

Week 3: Packers won 34-27

Week 8: Texans won 20-13

Week 15: Giants won 17-6

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Some fans think that their miracle season could extend even further with a win against the Legion of Boom and their rowdy fans in the Emerald City. Lions fans should also take into account their team’s 27 ranked strength of schedule this year, which would just barely put them in the range near bottom of

Early betting lines show Seattle favored in just three games in 2018.

Week 16: Cowboys won 42-21

Week 17: Packers won 31-24

Let's also throw in that the Lions' strength of schedule heading into 2016 was tied for 27th strongest in the league, so maybe we should have seen a playoff spot was possible.

You can certainly argue "any given Sunday" - or in this case, a Saturday - but that at least doesn't give me a lot of faith that the Lions can pull off an upset.

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