Sunday, January 3, 2021

Detroit Lions Week 17 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 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:

  • Average ranking: 30.4 (30th)
  • Best ranking: 30th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 31st (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Kenny Golladay, WR: A hip injury has limited Golladay to just five games, and if teams fear that to be a long-term concern, it could depress his market somewhat. But assuming Golladay will be fine by the start of next season, he'll be one of the top wide receivers available. Golladay is a proven big-play threat who has averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career, and his 11 touchdown catches in 2019 led the league.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

They should fire everybody who is left right now. This team is a disaster. That showing against the Bucs was as bad as it gets.

USA Today -- Rank: 31

After Saturday's debacle, they've now allowed a league-worst 482 points. Gonna be a very extensive rebuild for the next regime.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

New Year's resolution: Get the GM/head-coaching hires right

The Lions are once again facing a major organizational change, with a new general manager and head coach expected to be hired early in 2021. Without a division title since 1993 and a playoff win since the 1991 season and with questions at literally every position other than punter, making sure Detroit finally finds the correct pairing of head coach and general manager is imperative. The Lions have at least been talking with a plethora of candidates for the general manager search, a better sign of a more comprehensive process than when the team hired Bob Quinn. -- Michael Rothstein -- Rank: 31

The Lions end another lost season looking like one of the worst teams in football. The Bucs came to Ford Field on Saturday and rolled up 34 unanswered points in the first half en route to a 47-7 win that was every bit as grisly as the final score indicates. Yes, Detroit was without multiple coaches due to COVID-19 protocols, and Matthew Stafford's ankle injury on the team's second possession removed any semblance of drama from the proceedings, but this felt like an NFL squad playing against an Arena Football Team owned by Bon Jovi. Instead of digging any further into this depressing performance, we'll offer up a Random Fun Fact: The 2020 Lions are the second team in NFL history to have three different coaches function as head coach during the season. Nice … versatility?

Previous update: Detroit Lions Week 16 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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