Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag every Monday and Wednesday. Got a query of your own? Submit it here.
Q: The Detroit Lions took the first big step toward respectability this season by making the playoffs. How good do you think they can be next year? Are they a legit NFC contender?
-- Francis (Iowa)
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