DETROIT (WWJ) – With the Detroit Lions beginning their preseason Friday night with a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, many are wondering if the footballers are going to make a postseason appearance.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King recently tagged the Lions as a dark horse to reach the Super Bowl. Former Detroit Lion Desmond Howard, who won a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay, tells WWJ that King’s prediction might be a bit much.

“To say they going to be a Super Bowl contender, who know. Obviously, they’ve been bit with the injury bug already, you know, you can never know,” Howard said.

Even though he doesn’t consider a Super Bowl appearance likely, Howard does see the Lions at least having a chance to crash the NFL’s postseason party.

“The key to the Lions in my opinion is keeping Matthew Stafford healthy. If they can keep him healthy I think that they are playoff contenders. But, I don’t know as far as the Super Bowl is concerned. Me personally, I wouldn’t make that statement. But what do I know? I  mean, Peter King’s a genius.”

Meantime, Howard, who won the Heisman at Michigan, says his alma mater could be making waves in the Big Ten this season, with a lot of optimism surrounding new coach Brady Hoke.

Catch up on more Detroit Lions news with 97.1 The Ticket. Tune to the 97.1 pre-game show beginning at 6:30 pm.


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