Building off of their 5-0 start to the 2011 season, the Lions have held their playoff fate in their own hands most of the 2011 season. After some mid-season struggles the Lions prepare to begin their first trip to the playoffs since 1999 and also attempt to win their first postseason game since 1991 when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round 38-6. Here are questions they face as they prepare for Saturday evening’s playoff showcase game against the New Orleans Saints.
1. Will Ndamukong Suh make playoff opponents put the words TRIPLE team in their game plan?
On New Year’s Eve Ndamukong Suh tweeted that his resolution was, “to make teams put the words TRIPLE team in their game plan!!!” This weekend would be a good start with Drew Brees as the opposing quarterback. In the week 13 game, Suh was serving the first of a two game suspension for his dance on the arm of Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Rookie Nick Fairley picked up a sack filling in at defensive tackle for Suh that g...