DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 27: Jermar Jefferson #28 of the Detroit Lions runs for a first down during the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field on August 27, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions are coming up on their season opener, and unfortunately, the NFL doesn’t have high expectations for the team.

Four recent NFL executive polls rank the Detroit Lions 16th out of the 16 NFC teams going into the 2021 season, according to Sports Illustrated.

You don’t even have the do the math to know that’s not good. It’s dead last.

One NFL executive poll from the Atlantic, according to Sports Illustrated, ranked the Lions 13. So, there’s that.

Let’s hope the Lions prove them all wrong!

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