The Lions are tied atop the NFL standings after Week 6

USA Today

Through the first six weeks of the 2023 season, no team has been better than the Detroit Lions. After Sunday’s 20-6 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lions are now 5-1.

The two remaining unbeaten teams entering the weekend, the 49ers and Eagles, both lost on Sunday. They’re also 5-1, as are the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC. Detroit beat the Chiefs in Kansas City in Week 1.

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The Lions are technically still in third in the NFC because of the tie-breaker rules. San Francisco and Philadelphia lost to AFC teams (Cleveland and the New York Jets, respectively), while Detroit’s loss came in the conference in Week 2 to Seattle. Detroit does have the highest strength of schedule of any of the five 5-1 teams.

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