NFL Power Rankings: Number 31, Detroit Lions
The current structure of the NFL allows for teams to go from ‘worst to first’ almost immediately. It’s become commonplace for teams to finish in the outhouse at the end of one season and wind up in the penthouse at the end of the next season.
What the heck is going on with this Detroit Lions team then? You can actually make the argument that, over the course of their long history, that they’ve been the model of consistency. Unfortunately, they’ve consistently been awful and have had to watch, more often than not, the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Minnesota Vikings battle for divisional superiority.
That won’t change this season. The Detroit Lions are destined for a date with the cellar again in 2021.
NFL Power Rankings: Number 30, Jacksonville Jaguars
They have a new coach (Urban Meyer). They have a shiny new quarterback (Trevor Lawrence). From the outside looking in, the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be headed in the right direction, but even though we can probably safely say that they won’t be as awful as the Houston Texans will be, the 2021-2022 season probably won’t lead to a postseason berth for the guys from Duval.
Watching one preseason game and a few throws by Trevor Lawrence has everyone on notice. This will eventually be a team that the Tennessee Titans will have to contend with. but that, more than likely, won’t be the case until another year or so from now.