Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus provides the lowest-rated player for the NFL's top contending teams, starting with Alex Smith, who is the one weak link for the 9-0 Chiefs.
Mel Kiper examines the NFL rookies in the best position to succeed early on, including Montee Ball, Keenan Allen and Ziggy Ansah.
At the end of last season the Lions were hopeless and winless. What a difference 180 days make. Don't believe us? The Mag's David Fleming chronicled every step of the way.