NFL Week 16 Picks: Why Detroit Lions Will Clinch vs. San Diego Chargers
For the first time in a decade, the Lions have something to play for in Week 16. A win on Christmas Eve would secure a playoff berth for the once hapless Lions, and even with the late start, Ford Field will be packed and loud. With a road matchup in Green Bay looming next week, the Detroit fans know it’s now or never for the Lions playoff hopes.It’s always tough to quantify the emotional element of a game, but this Lions team seems to share a particularly strong connection with its fans. The defense, especially, feeds off of the crowd noise, reveling in the havoc it creates for opposing offenses.San Diego is playing for its playoff life as well, but coming across the country for a road game on a holiday weekend, it’s fair to say that the Chargers might be a little distracted.The Lions and their fans will bring it from start to finish, but something tells me that they’ll leave a little something in the tank for a post-game celebration.