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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions sits on the steps with a coach after the Lions lost in over time to the New Yrok Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Lions 23-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Lose Playoff Hopes Thanks To Poor Offense Against Giants

The Detroit Lions played another atrocious game at home in a loss to the New York Giants. Here is another set of deserved, critical grades of the Lions.

12/23/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids getting tackled by Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Houston May Be Back For Crucial Game Against Giants

The Lions have to win their final two games to have any playoff hopes. Which banged up players may be able to play against the Giants this Sunday?

12/20/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a first down as C. J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions attempts makes the tackle during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFC North No Longer In Hand For Lions, Need Help To Make Playoffs

“This is a setback for us,” Bush added. “This one hurts.”

12/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass under pressure from strong safety James Ihedigbo #32 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Harbaugh Scolds Media For Reaction To Elam’s ‘Pretty Old’ Comments About Calvin Johnson

“Matt learned a lesson in the sense of how he said things, but Matt didn’t mean anything derogatory in any way,” Harbaugh said.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2013

ETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions hangs his head on the bench during the final seconds of the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Kicked Out Of Playoff Race

Even though the Lions kept the Ravens out of the end zone, they still managed to lose on Monday Night Football thanks largely to the big leg of Justin Tucker. Here are some grades dished out for Detroit after this disappointing loss.

12/17/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cowboys Blow Big Lead In Bad 37-36 Loss To Packers

Tony Romo had no interest in ranking just how bad this loss was for the Dallas Cowboys after throwing two interceptions in the final 3 minutes.

97.1 The Ticket–12/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a second quarter reception and long run while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bush Leads Lions Injuries Heading Into Monday Night Football

The Lions are playing on Monday this week, and with a handful of players dealing with injury, they may need that extra day to prepare.

12/14/2013

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions reacts in the fourth quarter during a game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Jim Schwartz Addresses Whether He Is On The Hot Seat

Talking with Karsch and Anderson of 97.1 The Ticket, Schwartz did not concur or disagree with that idea that his job is on the line.

CBS Detroit–12/13/2013

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears runs for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during a game at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Josh McCown Has Kept Bears In Playoff Race

Quarterback Josh McCown has given the Chicago Bears a fighting chance.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: David Akers #2 of the Detroit Lions kicks, as Sam Martin #6 holds against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Three Players Who Absolutely Must Come Through For The Lions To Win The NFC North

David Akers. There is going to be a point field goals are going to make or break the Lions. Will Akers make it, literally.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2013

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