Wild Card weekend ends with what was likely the most-anticipated matchup of the NFL Playoff’s first round. Divisional matchups are always a joy to watch in the postseason, but for Detroit Lions fans, this one has some extra intrigue. The Los Angeles Rams, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford in his first year since leaving Detroit, take on the Arizona Cardinals.
The misfortunes of the Dallas Cowboys could one day propel the Detroit Lions into the stratosphere of big-time NFL football. After a sloppy playoff game that saw the Cowboys get called for 14 penalties and the offensive coaching staff mismanage play-calling at the end of the game, head coach Mike McCarthy could be on the hot seat. It was quite a letdown --quite a letdown,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters.
Matthew Stafford will be the fifth ex-Detroit Lions QB since 1970 to play in a playoff game. Here's how the previous four fared.