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NFL power rankings: Week 16

The Patriots fall out of first and the Lions slide even further toward the bottom of the league in this week's roundup of the NFL power rankings.

Lions place Jacob Lacey IR, sign Ron Bartell

With Jacob Lacey landing on the injured reserve, the Lions signed cornerback Ron Bartell to replace him on the team's roster.

Burleson to appear on ESPN

Nate Burleson will appear on ESPN this week to discuss many topics, but primarily the fact that Calvin Johnson is nearing Jerry Rice's single season receiving yardage record.

Lions at No. 27 in Week 16 rankings

The Detroit Lions rank near the bottom of the NFL in the Week 16 power rankings.

Lions would pick at No. 5 if draft started today

The Detroit Lions would pick at No. 5 if the 2013 NFL Draft were to begin after Week 15.

Lions CB Lacey could be out for rest of season

Detroit Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey underwent tests on his knee Monday and could be out for the season.

Schwartz says Lions have 'gone off the rails'

The Lions lost their sixth-straight game on Sunday, and head coach Jim Schwartz was asked if his team has taken a step back on Monday.

Barry Sanders is rooting for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson has the support of one of the NFL's all-time greats.

Lions hit 'low point' in loss to Cards

The Detroit Lions may have hit their low point of the season on Sunday, when they were blown out by the Arizona Cardinals.

Lions suffer no further injuries in Week 15 loss

The Lions managed to escape Sunday's thrashing at the hands of the Cardinals without injury.

Lions' Tulloch bothered by lack of accountability

Veteran Stephen Tulloch believes there is a serious lack of both focus and accountability in his team's locker room at the moment.

Stafford: 'I'll take that loss'

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford blamed nobody other than himself for Sunday's embarrassing loss to the woeful Arizona Cardinals.

Johnson crosses 1,600 yard mark, sets NFL record

Calvin Johnson had 121 receiving yards on Sunday to become the first player in NFL history to record consecutive seasons of 1,600 receiving yards.

Hanson ties Anderson's 40 yard field goal mark

The 21-year pro out of Washington State tied Morten Anderson's record against the Cardinals today.

Lions trail Cardinals after 3 quarters, 24-10

The Detroit Lions managed a field goal in the third quarter but still trail the Arizona Cardinals by two touchdowns as they head to the fourth.

Cardinals lead Lions at half, 21-7

The Arizona Cardinals took advantage of three Lions turnovers to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

Lions, Cardinals scoreless early

Offensive ineptitude from both sides has the Lions and Cardinals knotted in a scoreless tie early on Sunday.

Lions' CB Jacob Lacey injures knee against Arizona

Detroit Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with a knee injury.

Lions vs. Cardinals: TV schedule, preview, odds

Calvin Johnson's Lions will try to take full advantage of a wounded Arizona defense in Week 15.

Lions sign Chapas off practice squad Friday

Looking to add depth at tight end in wake of Brandon Pettigrew's injury, the Lions signed fullback/tight end Shaun Chapas off their practice squad Friday.

Amari Spievey still slowed by concussion

Lions safety Amari Spievey has yet to return to team activities following a brutal concussion in October.

Gosder Cherilus fined $10,000

Detroit offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus was given a hefty fine from the league on Friday after a chop block in Week 14.

Fairley, Pettigrew doubtful vs. Cards

Nick Fairley and Brandon Pettigrew were each absent once again on Friday and are doubtful to suit up in Week 15.

Raiola irritated by anonymous comments about Lions

Reacting to a Yahoo! story last week where an anonymous Lions player called out Ndamukong Suh, Lions center Dominic Raiola said he was tired of hearing quotes without names attached to them criticizing his teammate.

Ndamukong Suh to fight citation

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will go to court in January to fight a $130 traffic citation.

DBs Delmas, Houston practice Thursday

Two key member of Detroit's secondary returned to the practice field on Thursday after sitting out with injuries to begin the week.

Peterson complimentary of Stafford

Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson was highly complimentary of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in advance of their Week 15 matchup.

Cardinals to start Ryan Lindely at QB vs. Lions

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt says Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Cardinals CB Peterson wants Megatron, 1-on-1

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson says he's the best corner in the NFL right now, and he wants to go 1-on-1 against Calvin Johnson on Sunday to prove it.

Megatron fourth in NFC WR voting

Calvin Johnson needs Lions fans' help, as the Detroit wide receiver is fourth among NFC wide receivers in fan voting for the Pro Bowl.

Pettigrew, Fairley held out Wednesday

Key Detroit Lions players on both sides of the ball were held out of Wednesday's practice due to injuries suffered in Week 14.

Lions add Saddler-McQueen back to practice squad

Jimmy Saddler-McQueen has been added back to the Detroit Lions practice squad, nearly a month after being released.