Nov 1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Former Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson is seen on the sidelines during a game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fox Sports’ Jimmy Johnson says Detroit Lions are best team in NFL


During Fox’s ‘NFL Sunday’ broadcast, the analyst crew headed by Michael Strahan, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson decided they’d give their ‘early’ postseason picks. None of the suggestions were too outlandish, except for one.

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson was running through his picks and ever-so-quietly dropped in a subtle notion that the Detroit Lions are the best team in football.

Say what?

“Seattle is going to have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. New Orleans is going to be the No. 2 seed – all they need to do is split the two games with Carolina. The third seed is going to be the Detroit Lions – they’ve got the best team and could win it all. Dallas is going to take the fourth seed. If they stumble, Philadelphia could take it over by winning that last ball game then San Francisco and Carolina will be the two wild cards.”

There’s really no way to sugarcoat that or step back from it – you’re riding that one home.

And of course, true to fashion, the Lions dropped their game to the Philadelphia Eagles just hours later, though, in fairness they were playing short handed and in blizzard like conditions.

Still…better than the Broncos? Chiefs? Seahawks? Patriots?

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