Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011? Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit? Let’s take a look at our best and worst-case scenarios. The Detroit Lions play a whopping four prime time games so they better bring their best to the national stage. Looking at the best-case scenario here, the Lions have to beat their 10-6 record from last year in order to land back in the playoffs. Once there, they will need to drastically improve their playoff record by winning at least one postseason game, if not more. The Lions can’t afford to let teams beat them on their home turf this year. Most importantly, the Lions need to beat the Bears for both games so they can ensure second place in the division and a wild ca...
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