On Thanksgiving Day a lot happened with the NFL. The Detroit Lions got mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Chicago Bears still have hope, the Dallas Cowboys got waxed and continued to stumble, and the Saints clinched the NFC South (but allowed three straight converted onside kicks).
It was Detroit’s fifth-straight loss and eighth loss in nine games. This marks the third-straight season the Lions will have missed the postseason and second-straight under coach Matt Patricia. There will be plenty of questions surrounding Patricia’s future this offseason.
How does all of this impact the 8-3 Vikings? NEXT.