Lions clinch playoff spot

The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Thanks to Washington's 27-24 defeat of Philadelphia, Detroit was able to secure its first postseason berth since 2011.

Detroit goes into a Week 16 matchup in Chicago holding the top spot in the NFC North.

The Lions are tied with the Packers, but currently hold the tiebreaker thanks to a Week 3 win over Green Bay.

However, the two teams meet in Green Bay the final week of the season in a game that could determine the division winner.