NFC Power Rankings Week 11: Veterans’ Edition

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Nick Fairley

(98) and Detroit Lions free safety

Louis Delmas

(26) Detroit Lions strong safety

Don Carey

(32) and Detroit Lions outside linebacker

DeAndre Levy

(54) celebrate.

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports photograph

4. Detroit Lions (6-3) Last week: 4

The Detroit Lions now have sole control of their destiny to win the NFC North. They survived a last second two-point conversation attempt by Chicago to take the game into overtime.

I’m not quite sold on this Detroit team, however. Anybody who watched the game knew Jay Cutler was injured and they still barely managed to get a win.

If Josh McCown had been playing, I might be writing a different headline. Next they will head to Heinz Field to take on an embattled Steelers team.