And while Caldwell is taking the milquetoast route, saying that his team is not even considering the playoffs at this point, Arians is predictably offering a little more color.
"Hell, yeah," he said, via The Arizona Republic. "It's for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, this week. Just this week, now. It's big. If we get there, that's a long way off. But hell, yeah, it does."
Obviously, Arians might be feeling the crunch a little more now that his starting quarterback is gone for the remainder of the season; but given his personality, it's no surprise that he's not afraid to recognize the significance.
A Lions win would even the two teams up in records against NFC opponents -- which, if both teams continue on their current pace, could have serious ramifications for the seeding process.
Consider Arians aware of this fact.