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Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Moves Lions Inside Top Ten

The Detroit Lions are hitting their stride, after yet another comeback victory late in the game, this time against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. They need just one more win in their next two games to clinch a playoff berth, and are selling out all of their home games at Ford Field, something that not many expected in Detroit with the way the economy is. With Matthew Stafford playing clutch football, the Lions remain one of the most dangerous teams in the league. As such, they're generally moving up the weekly power rankings.

ESPN moved the Lions up to No. 9 in their Week 16 NFL power rankings:

9. Matthew Stafford is becoming legendary for his ability to come back. Four 13-point-or-more comebacks. Incredible. (Clayton)    

That's up two spots from No. 11 and into the top ten once again for the Lions, who have been in the top five this season, after starting it 5-0 before losing to San Francisco. Needless to say, they're riding high right now, but they have two very tough games to close out the season.