Every NFL Team’s Biggest Question Mark Entering the 2017 Season

Detroit Lions – Can They Find a Running Back?


The last time the Lions had a competent running game was 2013 — when Reggie Bush led the team with 1,006 yards. Since then, they’ve finished every year in the bottom five of total rushing yards. Matthew Stafford has proven himself to be in the top half of QB’s in the league, but he can’t be a one-man show –- especially with how far the defense has regressed since Ndamukong Suh’s departure. The Lions will lean on the pass-catching Theo Riddick, short yardage specialist Zach Zenner and Ameer Abdullah (who is coming off a season-ending injury). They have the passing attack to make the running game more productive, though Jim Caldwell’s group does need one of their RB’s to step up and become a real threat in the backfield.

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Green Bay Packers – Do They Have Enough Talent in the Secondary?


Any Aaron Rodgers-led team won’t have to worry about the offensive attack. Even after a slow start in 2016, Rodgers and the Packers bounced back well — posting a scorching-hot 32.1 points per game during an 8-game winning streak. But as it normally goes for Green Bay, their defense let them down. Allowing 44 points in a blowout playoff loss versus the Falcons, the Packers need to be far improved on the defensive end to contend for a Super Bowl this year. The last time Rodgers had a competent defense was in 2010, when the team finished second in points allowed per game and won Super Bowl XLV. They haven’t finished in the Top-10 in that category since.

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