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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Detroit Lions rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Bold second-half prediction: The Lions will win a game.

The last time Detroit experienced a victory was Dec. 6, 2020. Since then, things have gone downhill -- which even includes the 2021 preseason, when the Lions dropped all three contests before starting 0-8 in the regular season. It seems as if history may repeat itself with another winless season, like the infamous 0-16 squad from 2008, but I'm here to tell you that the Lions will win a game. Now, the chance of this happening is still very slim, but I'm confident that they can at least get one on the back end of the year -- possibly against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving or the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 26. -- Eric Woodyard

NFL.com -- Rank: 31

The second half of the season could go one of two ways for Dan Campbell: The Lions could continue to fight and hang tough in games and eventually pull out a win or three; or, the losses create a snowball effect, hopelessness sets in and, eventually, Detroit reaches an unsavory final record that nobody wants connected to their résumé. The bye arrived at a helpful time for a team trying to escape an avalanche. "This season is not over," Tight end T.J. Hockenson said after the team's Week 8 loss to the Eagles. "And we're able to write the story with what guys want to do, what we want to do as a team and where we want to go with this organization and with this city."

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

They come off their bye with the real possibility that they won't win a game this year. Is 0-17 a reality? You bet.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

It would have been more fun if they'd actually decided to claim OBJ.

The Athletic -- Rank: 32

Are they good? No. Unequivocally, inarguably, no.

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