NFL: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Are Playoff-Bound

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NFL: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Are Playoff-Bound
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Through Week 2 of the regular season, the Detroit Lions don't have the look of a contender.

They have the look of a bully.

Detroit dominated the Kansas City Chiefs early yesterday, and added 28 points in the second half faster than you can say "Bobby Layne."

Non-playoff teams don't beat defending division champions by 45 points.

But the Lions did. And winning by 45 didn't tell the whole story about Detroit's domination.

The Lions have it all, and can't be taken lightly. They have a top-10 quarterback in Matthew Stafford, who could break into the top-five soon. They have top-tier talent surrounding him and a young defense that is brutalizing its opponents.

Of all the reason to expect the Lions play football deep into January, here are the top five.

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