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7. Detroit (4-8)

Remaining opponents' winning percentage: .646 (31-17 combined record)

Best chance to win: Arizona (4-8) is the last team left on the schedule with a losing record. Detroit plays there in Week 15.

Outlook: Detroit's faint playoff hopes were dashed last Sunday following a 35-33 loss to Indianapolis. That marked the Lions' third straight defeat by four points or less. Overall, only one of Detroit's losses came by more than one score. Detroit has the talent to upset Green Bay, Atlanta and Chicago in December provided the Lions stay motivated. That's not a given considering the on-going maturity issues on Detroit's roster. Calvin Johnson has a personal incentive that can inspire him -- a legitimate shot at becoming the first wide receiver to post a 2,000-yard season.

Biggest position of need: Cornerback. This problem is nothing new in Detroit, but Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has refused to address the position in recent offseasons with an early draft pick or high-end signing in free agency. Such stubbornness, along with a rash of injuries at the position, cost the Lions severely in 2012. - Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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