: Matt Stafford threw for 5,000 yards and took the Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999 last season. Stafford, Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh have some postseason experience under their belts, and running backs Mikel LeShoure and Jahvid Best return to the lineup after season-ending injuries a year ago.
Everyone was excited about the Lions heading into 2011. Expect that and a whole lot more in 2012. —Peter Schrager
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