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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Drops Lions Three Spots

The Detroit Lions are coming off a bad loss to the Chicago Bears that dropped them to 6-3, but they remain in second place in the NFC North division. That being said, the loss was their third in their last four games, following a bye week which was preceded by a big win over the Denver Broncos. Prior to that, the Lions had dropped two straight, to Atlanta and San Francisco. In most power rankings, the team remains in or around the top ten.

ESPN has them right there at No. 10 in their Week 11 NFL power rankings:

10. The fracture in QB Matthew Stafford's right index finger is a concern, but the Lions can make the playoffs. (Clayton)    

That's a three-point drop from No. 7, but the team still remains in the top ten. The team certainly can still make the playoffs, with the NFC North looking more and more like it will provide a wild card spot. Stafford did throw four interceptions against the Bears, but the team would still be in a bad way if he were to miss time with the injury.