2017 NFL Power Rankings Preseason Week 2: Los Angeles Rams take major step forward

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20. Detroit Lions (21)

Matthew Stafford has a history of playing as little as possible during preseason games throughout his career, and even though his limited action resulted in an interception against the Indianapolis Colts, there’s no reason for concern over the Detroit Lions quarterback. If anything, Lions fans should be thrilled over the impressive numbers displayed by their quarterback last year when considering he was expected by many to take a step back after losing his top wideout to work with in Calvin Johnson.

Throughout his career, Stafford has always been the kind of quarterback who makes the players around him better, and that was certainly the case in 2016 when the quarterback helped Detroit pull off eight comeback wins in the fourth quarter. This time around, the Lions would prefer to not be in that situation as much, but at least winning against the Colts for their first preseason game was a positive sign.

Of all the big takeaways to observe for Detroit, nothing stands out more than the surprise performance by Kenny Golladay after the rookie caught three passes for 53 yards with two touchdowns. Even if it was only one game, Golladay finds himself in position to make a surprise impact during his first year playing with Stafford and the Lions.