NFL Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens on the Rise

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Sep 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) runs with the ball Detroit in the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

50. Everybody knows that the Lions have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL, but the real story this season has been the defense. Despite featuring replacement level talent in the secondary, the Lions have used their dominant defensive line to hide those deficiencies. And it is working, as the Lions have completely manhandled teams up front all season. This is a team that has always been a defense away from becoming a contender. This may be the year.. (3-1). Previous: 10th. Detroit Lions. 10. team