Detroit Lions get some well-earned respect in NFL Power Rankings
It’s been a brutal year for the Detroit Lions, but it’s also fair to say that this team has been exactly what Dan Campbell vowed it would be at his famous knee-biting press conference in the offseason.
Whether it’s Amani Oruwariye making diving interceptions or Jared Goff leading improbable comeback touchdown drives, this Lions team has become quite a bit of fun here late in the NFL season.
They got themselves a signature win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, significantly messing with the playoff standings and doing it in style. This was a fun game to watch.
Bears play on Monday Night Football***
The Chicago Bears haven’t had a chance to make their case for being 26th instead of 27th on this list, but I feel comfortable even without a game being played keeping them among the NFL’s six worst teams.
Unfortunately, the common theme for most of the teams at the bottom of this list? The lack of development for rookie quarterbacks.
It’s hard to find instant MVP candidates like Justin Herbert, in case you didn’t know that already.
The Bears have mishandled Justin Fields in what has turned out to be a disastrous year for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy, the GM and head coach of this team respectively. They are going to be gone after this season, so hopefully, there’s a bright future ahead for Bears fans.