As the National Football League Playoffs kick off this weekend, Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) wagered on whether the Seattle Seahawks or the Detroit Lions would win in Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game.
DelBene is wagering Washington wine and Beecher’s cheese, while Dingell has offered up items from Zingerman’s Deli.
“Ending the season with three losses in a row has to hurt, so I’m sure Matt Stafford and Detroit will give it their best this weekend. But with the advantage of playing at the Clink with the 12s, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will make this game against the Lions look easy,” DelBene said. “Not to mention, when did the Lions last win an away playoff game? I wouldn’t know, I wasn’t born yet.”
“The Lions may be going into Saturday’s game as underdogs, but the Seahawks should know better than to take Detroit grit and tenacity for granted,” Dingell said. “With the postseason on the line, all bets are off. The Lions are hungry for a playoff win, and we look forward to enjoying some Washington wine and cheese after cheering them to victory this weekend.”
The Seahawks will face Lions in the NFC Wild Card game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. The game is at CenturyLink Field in Seattle at 5:15 p.m. Pacific.