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Detroit Lions boss could lose job with playoff fail

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Jim Schwartz could lose his job as coach of the Detroit Lions if his team fail to make the playoffs this season, according to

NFL insider Ian Rapoport suggested yesterday on "NFL Total Access" that Schwartz could be chopped if the Lions don't make the playoffs, citing sources within the team as evidence.

Failure to make the playoffs would mark the fourth time in five seasons that the Lions have moved themselves out of contention for NFL glory before January.

The problems with Schwarz mainly reside in the fact that he has been thus far unable to get the very best of what is considered to be a talented squad.

The likes of quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, coupled with the assembly of very talented defensive liners mean that the Lions should really be looking to qualify for the playoffs as a minimum.

However they have failed to do so consistently in recent years and this season sees them sitting behind both the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in the NFC North.

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