Detroit Lions: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#8)

Last week: 9 (-1)

Record: 7-5

Earlier this year, the Lions won a game despite losing the turnover battle by 4, something that had only happened 19 times prior since 1989. In that game, accumulating 623 yards of offense, as opposed to 268 for the Cowboys, only the 24th time since 1989 that a team won the yardage battle by that much. They again won the yardage battle by that much last week, outgaining the Packers 561 to 126, the 4th time a team had won the yardage battle by that much since 1989. They also won by 30, despite losing the turnover battle, the 15th time a team had done that since 1989. The Lions are now moving the chains at a 78% rate, as opposed to 73% for their opponents, a differential that is 6th in the NFL. They need to avoid turnovers, like everyone does, but they are a legitimate contender.

Week 12 Studs

LT Riley Reiff

RE Ezekiel Ansah

DT Ndamukong Suh

DT Nick Fairley

Week 12 Duds

LG Rob Sims

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