Who do the Lions play subsequent? Detroit’s divisional schedule defined

After an exhilarating victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday evening’s Tremendous Wild Card recreation, the Detroit Lions’ winless postseason run has lastly come to an finish.

The Lions, enjoying their first playoff house recreation in 30 years, defeated the Rams 24-23, largely because of a potent offensive first half and a strong defensive efficiency after the break.

The Lions’ triumph within the first spherical of the playoffs gave them a bonus towards former franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford. The veteran returned to Ford Subject, the place he performed for the Rams for the primary 12 seasons of his profession. The quarterback was chosen by the Lions with the primary general choose in 2009, and was traded in January 2021 for Jared Goff and several other different draft picks.

The Lions’ subsequent activity is a divisional spherical house recreation subsequent week, both towards the Philadelphia Eagles or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Lions will not discover out who they may play subsequent till 8:15 p.m. on Monday, when the Eagles and Buccaneers play the Wild Card recreation.

As a result of Inexperienced Bay Packers’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Ford stadium, the house Stadium of the Lions, will host its second consecutive playoff recreation. If that they had prevailed, the Cowboys, who had the No. 2 seed within the NFC, would have hosted the Lions within the divisional spherical.

Nevertheless, as a result of the Packers managed to drag collectively a shock victory, they may now need to go to San Francisco subsequent week to play the 49ers, who’re the highest seed. The No. 3 seed Lions will now play host to the No. 4 or No. 5 seed Buccaneers or Eagles.

When is the Lions vs Eagles/Bucs divisional spherical recreation?

The Detroit Lions had not hosted a playoff recreation in 30 years previous to their victory towards the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday evening. Consequently, they may solely have to attend seven days for his or her second house playoff recreation in per week.

Subsequent week, the Lions will play within the divisional spherical of the playoffs towards both the Philadelphia Eagles or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, based mostly on who wins on Monday evening.

The sport is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 21. Shortly after Jared Goff led Detroit to a 24-23 win over Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the kickoff time for the following spherical was declared.

Detroit is taking part within the divisional spherical for the primary time in 33 years. The 1991 squad defeated the Dallas Cowboys handily within the Divisional Spherical, however in the end fell brief towards the eventual Tremendous Bowl champion Washington Redskins within the NFC Championship Recreation.

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