There are plenty of games here in week 16 that have a lot of meaning to them. One of them is the matchup between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants. Detroit still has a chance to win the NFC North division, and if they lose on Sunday, they'll be mathematically eliminated from not only winning the division, but the playoffs as well, according to Bleacher Report.
After the Lions finished 10-6 in the 2011-2012 season, they reached the playoffs and looked to be the up and coming young team in the NFC, however, that didn't turn out to be the case as they struggled the following year and ended up with a record of 4-12. This season the Lions have an opportunity to make the playoffs, but even if they don't, a record of 8-8 to finish the year is phenomenal considering the history of the Lions.
On Sunday, the Lions will look to take advantage of the struggling New York Giants and their struggling quarterback Eli Manning who's is having the worst season of his NFL career. For the last several years the Giants have been an NFC powerhouse, claiming a pair of Super Bowl victories in the last 5 years. However, it looks like they've reached the end, which is good news for the Lions this week. It's also good news for NFL fans betting on the lions at www.sportsbettingdime.com.
For the Lions to be successful against the Giants this week, they need to cut out the turnovers. Over the last several weeks Detroit has turned the ball over three or more times in their last six games. Matthew Stafford has seemed to have regressed a bit this season, so if they can get the Stafford from 2 seasons ago to show up on Sunday they should have no problem beating New York. Also, they need to try to not let the pressure get to them. This is a big game, and they somewhat control their own fate. They just need to focus on getting the job done on the field on Sunday.