Merry Christmas and Completely satisfied Holidays to all of our Pleasure of Detroit household. I do know we’d all be a bit extra merrier had the Detroit Lions received. We’d all be cozy and heat in a playoff place proper now. However some issues are extra essential than soccer, so I hope you get to spend a while with family members this particular Sunday.
If not—or for those who want a break from them—please be happy to hold right here together with your POD household throughout at the moment’s tripleheader of nationally-televised video games. We’re just about performed for the day when it comes to Lions protection, save for a draft decide replace after the Rams/Broncos sport.
So chill out, play together with your latest doohickeys, and watch some NFL soccer this afternoon.
Right here’s at the moment’s slate.
Packers at Dolphins — 1 p.m. ET — FOX
Saturday was actually the proper day for Inexperienced Bay’s playoff odds, however their odds nonetheless stay extraordinarily lengthy (11% per FiveThirtyEight). With a loss, these would drop to at least one %—and it could however the Lions’ odds a pair proportion factors.
Quite a bit is on the road for the Dolphins, too. Whereas they’re at the moment sitting on 83 % playoff odds, that may drop to 67 % with a loss to the Packers.
It’s a giant sport to kick off Sunday’s motion
Broncos at Rams — 4:30 p.m. ET — CBS
This may increasingly as properly be a Lions vs. Seahawks sport contemplating the one factor on the road is draft decide implications—and the Rams and Broncos don’t even personal their very own first-round picks.
I broke down the implication of the sport right here.
Buccaneers at Cardinals — 8:20 p.m. ET — NBC
The Cardinal have been eradicated from postseason competition, so this sport doesn’t imply a lot to them. The Buccaneers, nevertheless, want a win to remain above the surging Carolina Panthers to remain atop the NFC South. Subsequent week the Bucs and Panthers face off in Tampa, but when Tom Brady and firm lose this week, the Panthers will go into that sport as the highest workforce within the division.
Observe: There will likely be a separate “Sunday Night time Soccer” open thread earlier than kickoff.
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