Detroit Lions Week 12 NFL power rankings ESPN

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Let’s see the media coverage of the Detroit Lions . After beating the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, they moved up to the second rank 10

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USA Today

Week 12 rank: 19th

Previous rank: 22nd

“First-round WR Jameson Williams returned to practice Monday, and he may soon give a team gaining momentum another shot in the arm with his game-breaking talent. “

Yahoo Sports

Week 12 rank: 20th

Previous rank: 27th

“Im still confused by what’s going on with D’Andre Swift. He was passed by Jamaal William for the No. He is now playing well and has been passed by Jamaal Williams for the No. But on Sunday it was Justin Jackson, the former Chargers back who was signed off of Detroit’s practice squad on Sept. 14, who had nine carries to five for Swift. Swift shouldn’t play if he is injured. He shouldn’t be giving work to a player like Jack (who in fairness, played very well). It’s just a strange situation.

The Athletic

Week 12 rank: 17th

Previous rank: 23rd

“It’s hard to tell from the outside what’s responsible for that improvement. They’re playing a little bit more zone coverage (65.3 percent of the time, up from 54.3 percent in Weeks 1-8) and are blitzing at about the same rate. Unscary wide receivers is the common denominator among their opponents (Green Bay, Chicago and New York Giants). This won’t be true on Thanksgiving, but it is something we can all be thankful for. “

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Sporting News

Week 12 rank: 19th

Previous rank: 24th

“The Lions have won three consecutive games to get off the mat, much like the Commanders, who are a little ahead of them but lost to them in Detroit in Week 2. With the defense improving, Dan Campbell’s style of inspired football is starting to show results. “

NFL.com

Week 12 rank: 18th

Previous rank: 21st

“The Detroit Lions are ready to move beyond the “lovable loser” phase of their development. Dan Campbell’s Grit Warriors continued their ascent on Sunday, outplaying the Giants on both sides of the ball in a 31-18 win at MetLife Stadium. Detroit is now in second place in NFC North, and within striking distance of the NFC Wild Card race. The Lions rushed for 160 yards and four touchdowns against the Giants, three of the scores courtesy of, um, NFL touchdown leader Jamaal Williams. You bet you didn’t know that. “

ESPN

Week 12 rank: 23rd

Previous rank: 29th

“With the Lions winning three straight games for the first time since 2017 and fresh off limiting Giants running back Saquon Barkley to just 22 yards off 15 carries, it’s not an ideal time to point this out. However, defense of the run is still a weakness. Detroit is allowing 153.7 rushing yards per game (second most in the league) and 5. 18 yards per rushing attempt (third most). “

The Ringer

Week 12 rank: 21st

Previous rank: 27th

“A lot would need to go their way for it to happen, but the Lions aren’t out of the postseason hunt just yet. The offense is top-10 in points per game and offensive EPA per drive since Week 9, and they’ve won each of their last three games. They’ve only allowed seven forced turnovers to their opponents in three weeks, despite allowing a lot of yards over that same stretch. It’s all likely a moot point if the Lions lose to the Bills as a 9.5-point underdog on Thanksgiving, but it’s still been a valiant effort to remain competitive from Dan Campbell and Co.”

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