The Detroit Lions have fought their way into a playoff spot, at least for now. On Sunday, they'll take on the Oakland Raiders, a team who themselves fought into the playoffs unexpectedly, before slowing down and dropping straight games. They're not out of things yet, which means they'll be playing Detroit exceptionally hard. Detroit is coming off a good win over the Minnesota Vikings, that most people can't get over because Detroit should have been called for a penalty near the end of the game that would have set Minnesota up with the opportunity to win it.
Oakland is coming off a rather embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers, and most maintain that this makes them more dangerous than usual. It's certainly possible, as an attitude-driven team, they could play Detroit exceptionally hard. The consensus seems to be this: expect a lot of penalties for a lot of different reasons.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 18, 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM)