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Detroit Lions: No. 111

Detroit snagged Ziggy Ansah, who had the most sacks among rookies, in the 2013 draft. AP Photo/Joe Robbins

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Last year's ranking: 111
Title track: 120
Ownership: 84
Coaching: 100
Players: 113
Fan relations: 120
Affordability: 98
Stadium experience: 97
Bang for the buck: 70

After peaking at No. 56 in the Ultimate Standings two years ago, the Lions limped to a 111th-place finish for the second year in a row. It's the sixth time in eight years that Motowners have ranked their club in our bottom decile. If you're looking to play the blame game, start at title track. The franchise won just one playoff game during the 53-year tenure of late owner William Clay Ford, and accordingly, fans ranked the team's title hopes 120th (worst among NFL teams). The front office gets relatively positive reviews (84 in ownership, the Lions' second-highest mark in that category) for a 2013 draft class that netted defensive end Ziggy Ansah (eight sacks in 2013, most among NFL rookies) and guard Larry Warford (Pro Football Focus' offensive ROY). But a ranking of 113 in the players category indicates that fans are fixating on growth-stunted QB Matthew Stafford, whose 58.5 percent completion rate last season was his worst since his rookie year. Fans who rejoiced over the departure of head coach Jim Schwartz aren't too thrilled about his replacement, former Colts boss Jim Caldwell (2-14 during his final season in Indy). "I heard this news when I was coming back to work from lunch," says PrideOfDetroit.com user southdetroit of the Caldwell hiring, "and had to resist slamming my head against the steering wheel."