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Lions put 10 players on ESPN's All-NFC North team

The Detroit Lions had quite a few players on ESPN's 2013 All-NFC North team.

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One of the biggest reasons a coaching change was made by the Detroit Lions is because of the perceived gap between the amount of talent they have and the record they finished with in 2013. Given what happened with injuries in the NFC North in 2013, the Lions should have won the division by a landslide based on all of their talent and that talent's ability to stay healthy.

Unfortunately for the Lions, they didn't even manage to finish second in the NFC North in 2013. The Lions and their 7-9 record landed third in the NFC North behind the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Despite this, the Lions dominated ESPN's All-NFC North team, leading the way with 10 total selections. Here's a rundown of who made the team:

QB Matthew Stafford
WR Calvin Johnson
C Dominic Raiola
RG Larry Warford

DE Willie Young
DT Ndamukong Suh
OLB DeAndre Levy
MLB Stephen Tulloch
FS Louis Delmas
SS Glover Quin

Although they both finished ahead of the Lions in the standings, the Packers had only six players on the All-NFC North team and the Bears had only four players. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, had five players make the team.

Also on ESPN, John Clayton put Johnson and Raiola on his All-Pro team for the NFL in general.

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