If you were to rank the NFL teams in order of how likely they are to win the Super Bowl, I’m guessing you wouldn’t put the Rams first and the Lions second. In fact, you probably wouldn’t put either the Rams or the Lions in your Top 10.
But Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan would.
Finnegan is in Detroit this weekend for a charity softball game put on by some of his friends on the Lions, and he told the Detroit Free Press that he if his own team doesn’t win the Super Bowl, he’d pick the Lions to do it.
“If we don’t win it, I’ll take the Lions winning it next,” Finnegan said.
The Lions beat the Rams in Week One last season, and Finnegan said Detroit has one of the toughest passing attacks he’s faced, starting with Calvin Johnson.
“You don’t have the name Megatron for any other reason other than you’re a bad man,” Finnegan said. “So that’s where it’s at. They had a lot of good things going for them. Slot receivers, [Matthew] Stafford is amazing. They picked up some good stuff this year. So [Jim] Schwartz, he’s always going to put together a good team.”
It’s a little hard to see how Finnegan can say Schwartz “always” puts together a good team, considering that the Lions’ record with Schwartz as head coach is 22-43. But Finnegan, who played for Schwartz in Tennessee and considered signing with the Lions in free agency, sees big things ahead in Detroit.
So remember those comments seven months from now, and call Finnegan Nostradamus if we’re watching a Rams-Lions NFC Championship Game.