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NFL power rankings, Week 14: Lions move down again

The Detroit Lions moved down in the Week 14 NFL power rankings after their fourth straight loss on Sunday.


The Detroit Lions picked up a win to start their season and then hit a wall. Their best stretch was when they took three of four games between Week 6 and Week 9, but they've now lost four straight games, including two to division rivals Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.

After being competitive against the Houston Texans in Week 12 but losing, 34-31, in overtime, the Lions fell to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. They're now 4-8 on the season, and falling down the weekly power rankings.

Joel Thorman of SB Nation released his Week 14 power rankings, and he has the Lions at No. 22.

22. Detroit Lions (LW: 19, 4-8): Are there going to be any changes in Detroit after the season? The Lions this year finally had some expectations, which only exacerbates the situation.

The Lions made waves last year, when Matthew Stafford led the Lions offense to compete with the NFL's elite, falling just short of teams like the Packers and the New Orleans Saints. This year, they've been able to put up points here and there, but they've been largely ineffective on both sides of the football.

There are some tough matchups still on the schedule, including rematches against Green Bay and Chicago, and a game against the 11-1 Atlanta Falcons.