By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press Sports Writer
DETROIT-- A day after the Detroit Lions were eliminated from playoff contention, some fans received postseason tickets in the mail.
Lions mailed playoff invoices to season-ticket holders last month, when
they were 6-5 and tied for first place in the NFC North.
In the month since, they've lost three of four games and were bounced from the play off race Sunday, when they lost the New York Giants in overtime, 23-20.
The Lions sold playoff tickets in standard two-game blocks - teams can host, at most, two home games during the postseason - and it's common practice for
organizations chasing a playoff berth to take ticket requests late in
The Lions say all money paid for playoff tickets will be credited toward 2014 season-ticket renewals.
The Lions (7-8) finish the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with a chance to go 5-1 in the
NFC North. But because of their recent slide - they've lost five of
their last six games overall - the winner of this weekend's Chicago
Bears-Green Bay Packers game will win the division and go to the