2016 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions

Below you will find a table of Detroit Lions results in our 2016 NFL Power Rankings.

Week/PeriodRankRecordComments
Initial270-0Closing the season with strong momentum, Detroit won six of their final eight regular-season games. The Lions signed Marvin Jones, the top available 2016 free-agent wide receiver, but they lost Megatron to early retirement. Or in other words, they lost much more than they received.
Post-Draft280-0For a second consecutive draft and the third in five drafts, the Lions used their first-round pick on an offensive lineman -- this year, Ohio State left tackle Taylor Decker. Whether they use Decker at left or right tackle, he instantly makes the offensive line better. But the retirement this offseason of Calvin Johnson will make this a much less dynamic offense in 2016 and beyond.
Week 1220-0Preseason win projection: 7-9
Week 2161-0Winning a shootout against a bad and banged-up Colts defense, Matthew Stafford completed 31-of-39 pass attempts for 340 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1. In his past seven games, Stafford has thrown 20 touchdowns and one interception.
Week 3201-1The Lions had a 23-year losing streak at Lambeau until last year's win. Could they extend their "streak" to two games? With Ameer Abdullah placed on IR, the Lions are more than a touchdown underdog this week.
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