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The Lions have embraced expectations and validated the high hopes some had before their first snap this season.

“It’s not just talk,” receiver Nate Burleson said.

No, it hasn’t been.

Last week, the Detroit Lions were sitting in the middle of the league rankings, in terms of quarterback sacks, with 17. The message from the coaching staff was, basically, “We want more sacks, but we’re more concerned with being able to get pressure on the quarterback, which we’ve been able to do.”

After the Detroit Lions “Tebowed” Tim Tebow last Sunday, they head into the bye week with an impressive 6-2 record, good for third best in the NFC. Now, all that awaits them this Sunday is relaxation. One question remains, though: How will the experts rate that win in their power rankings?

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