Detroit Lions Week 14 NFL power rankings Sports Illustrated

Detroit Lions Week 14 NFL power rankings Sports Illustrated

Let us explore the Detroit Lions after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Previous rank: Previous rank:

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Sports Illustrated

Week 14 rank: 20th

Previous rank: 26th

The Lions put up a whopping 40 points on the Jaguars Sunday, further elevating offensive coordinator Ben Johnson into one of the few no-brainer slots for vacant head coaching positions (both those that are actively open and ones to come).

USA Today

Week 14 rank: 18th

Previous rank: 21st

Despite a horrendous start to the season, the remaining schedule very much suggests this surging squad should get to eight or nine wins … which might allow them to sneak into postseason.

Yahoo Sports

Week 14 rank: 16th

Previous rank: 20th

Imagine if the Lions had beat the Bills on Thanksgiving. The game was tied for the last few seconds. The NFC playoff race is still alive and well for the Lions, despite their disappointing start of 1-6. Detroit is playing very well.

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The Athletic

Week 14 rank: 15th

Previous rank: 19th

Find out just how good the offense can be. Detroit ranks ninth in offensive DVOA following its 40-point outburst in Sunday’s jubilant win over Jacksonville. Amon-Ra St. Brown had another big day with 11 receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns, while Jared Goff threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions aren’t dead yet in the playoff chase, and they probably have the best vibes out of any sub-. 500 team. Jameson Williams will make his season debut in a limited capacity Detroit

, giving him an opportunity to show just how explosive it can all be. With the Rams’ first round pick, it is even more important.

Sporting News

Week 14 rank: 22nd

Previous rank: 24th

The Lions roared at home offensively like they’ve done many times this season but Aidan Hutchinson and the young defense also flashed some big moments in a potential shootout. Jared Gaoff is still alive and well for a playoff spot.

ESPN

Week 14 rank: 20th

Previous rank: 23rd

The Lions are pretty much money on the goal line, thanks to the strong rushing attack spearheaded by the backfield of Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift. The Lions are scoring touchdowns in the red zone 73.9% of the time. Williams also leads the league in total rushing touchdowns with 14 on the season as the team’s preferred goal line threat, which has become a well-oiled machine when they need points.

The Ringer

Week 14 rank: 18th

Previous rank: 19th

The Lions have won four of their last five games and are playing their best football of the season right now. The offense ranks sixth in points per games and EPA per drive, with WR Amon Ra St. Brown and RB Jamaal Wil ,. They can play bullyball with the best of them, behind one of the league’s most talented offensive lines. St. Brown quickly became an integral part of a powerful passing attack. In the nine games in which St. Brown has played more than 25 offensive snaps, the Lions are third in EPA per pass play. It all might be a moot point in terms of playoff contention for this season, but for the first time in a long time, the Lions are playing well in December.

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