9. Detroit Lions

Last Week's Rank: 12
Record: 9 - 5
This Week: W @ Raiders, 28-27
Up Next: vs. Chargers, 4:05 Saturday
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With nine wins, the Lions secured their first winning season since 2000. It only took a career-high 214 yards from Calvin Johnson, a 14-point fourth-quarter Matt Stafford comeback, and a game-saving Ndamukong Suh field goal block. Stafford made up for the Lions' dismal 53 yards rushing with 391 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and the Lions are in fantastic position for the NFC wild card. —Tony Markovich