The Detroit Lions, losers of four of their last five, have next-to-no margin for error anymore, making Sundays game against Seattle at Ford Field that much more important.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. We all know that San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh and Detroit coach Jim Schwartz arent the best of buds, but Harbaugh might have done Schwartz and the Lions a favor.
Harbaugh complained publicly and to the NFL office about the physical play of Seattle cornerbacks Brandon Browner (6-foot-4, 221 pounds) and Richard Sherman (6-3, 195) after facing the Seahawks last week.
This is Seattles first game since those comments. It will be interesting to see if the league agrees and whether officials will be watching Browner and Sherman more closely.
Sherman has drawn additional attention to himself this week by changing his Twitter name to Optimus Prime, which was the enemy of Megatron in the Transformers series.
Megatron, of course, is the nickname of Lions receiver Calvin Johnso...