NFL, Red Wings and Pistons

Ryan Ranguette, Pete Kolbus and John Thomsen
Ryan Ranguette, Pete Kolbus and John Thomsen

Marquette, MI – The Detroit Lions are in control of their own destiny. The Lions are all alone at the top of the NFC North. The Lions are sitting at 8-4 on the season and look to become 9-4 at the end of the weekend when the 3-9 Chicago Bears come to Ford Field. The Lions have four games left and will need to win at least two of them to make it to the playoffs. The game on Sunday will kick off at one o’clock.

The Green Bay Packers are playing in desperation to not only make the playoffs but make the NFC North interesting. The Packers will take on the 8-3 Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The Packers will need to win out the remaining games on their schedule to make the playoffs. Their game begins at 4:25 pm.

The Detroit Red Wings look to improve their play at home this season and right now is the time to do it as they welcome in the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has won the last two games on the road with a 4-3 win in overtime over the New York Islanders and a 4-3 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets. There is no word as to who Detroit’s starter in net will be with the injury status of Jimmy Howard who was taken off of the injured list yesterday. Game time is at 7:30 pm.

The Detroit Pistons look to improve their record tonight as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves. The Pistons sit at 12-12 on the season and look to improve their road record which started out 1-7 and have won 2 of 3 on the road. Pistons Reggie Jackson is back and will start tonight. Game time is at 8 pm.

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