2. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are limping to the finish line without star quarterback Matthew Stafford in the lineup, due to a back injury he suffered in a November 3rd loss to the Oakland Raiders. Since Stafford left the lineup, the Lions have lost their last seven games, including the game against Oakland.
In week 15, the Lions head to Denver to take on a Broncos team that has played much better of late. Rookie quarterback David Blough will be tasked with leading the Lions for the rest of the season.
While the Lions gain the services of starting running back Kerryon Johnson back after he sat out since suffering an injury in the October 20th game against the Minnesota Vikings. That said, the Broncos are too much for the injury-depleted Lions to defeat and the Lions head to Week 16 with a 3-11-1 record.
Week 16 gets no easier for the Lions, as they face division rival Green Bay Packers and superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as he tries to lead the Packers to an NFC North title and a potential first-round bye in the playoffs. As a result, the motivated Packers roll over the Lions.
The end result for the Lions is a final record of 3-11-1, which solidifies the second overall pick for Detroit and all but guarantees them that they are able to select Chase Young, after a quarterback goes with the first overall pick.