On paper at least the Als should win by a fair margin, based on the season's play of both teams. The Lions have had to contend with injuries at the key position, QB.
However, a playoff game, especially a one-game winner-takes-all is all about peaking at the right time. A 2-week layoff can be a blessing or a curse. On the one hand, the Als could come out an dominate as they have done most games this season. There is one BIG exception, however - the Lions! They split the seasonal play (even counting the blown officiating call in BC) by only a few points. The Lions are coming off an exciting game which they dominated at least in the first half.
So, that begs the question - is a 2-week bye a good thing? What say you?