The Detroit Lions have been all about comebacks this year, with quarterback Matthew Stafford orchestrating one seemingly every time the team has won a game. That could lead to something of dividing-by-zero proportions, as Phillip Rivers has always been known as a clutch quarterback who can win games in the closing minutes. While the San Diego Chargers' franchise quarterback hasn't been as good at that this year, the essence of being clutch is one's ability to come back from anything, including a season of ... not being clutch.
For Detroit, the game holds special significance because they can punch their ticket into the playoffs with a win. They need one win over their next two games to be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, but face two very tough games. After this, they take on the Green Bay Packers, who have only lost one game this season, so Detroit's best chances may be to beat the Chargers.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 24, 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
TV Schedule: CBS (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM)