The Detroit Lions can still make the NFL playoffs in 2021

Written by Doug Rush

The Detroit Lions can still make the NFL playoffs in 2021

Somewhere, Pro Sports Extra CEO and editor Trevor Uren probably just spit out his cold beverage reading that headline.

But yes, the Detroit Lions, at 1-10-1, with the worst record in the NFL and holding the number one pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, can still make the playoffs.

How? Okay.

In a nutshell, every team in the NFC would have to roll over for the Lions, so they can get the seventh seed at 6-10-1.

Anyone have the guts to make this bet? If so, please tag us so we can see it unfold.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.