Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking Games from Easiest to Toughest

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Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking Games from Easiest to Toughest
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For the Detroit Lions, this is perhaps the best possible time to have the schedule they do.

The AFC South is comprised of a good-but-beatable team and three in full-on rebuilding mode. The NFC West is built roughly the same way, but any of those teams could break out and surprise everyone this year (with the exception of the 49ers, who did that it year).

That being said, there's one unavoidable problem. The Lions play in the NFC North, the league's toughest division (the AFC North is a close second). So even when they get a relatively soft schedule, they still have to play the Packers twice a year.

But is that the toughest game the Lions will have all year? And who stumbles into the role of "statement game victim" this year?

And where do the other 14 games fall? Read on to find out.

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