Melvin Gordon to Detroit Lions in 2015 NFL Draft

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Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

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Unless your quarterback situation is jacked up beyond reason, if you can stop the run and run the ball, you have a chance to win. Most of history’s Super Bowl winners match that description including last year’s Seattle Seahawks. If you look across the NFL right now, most of your teams that can run the ball and stop the run are in the hunt for the playoffs.

The Washington Redskins and New York Jets can but they’re not in the hunt because of how bad their quarterback situation is. But as you know, Stafford isn’t bad at all and him going down the field to Johnson would only open up the running game more. The Lions are No.10 against the pass too so they would have no weakness if Gordon came on board as long as they keep at least one of their defensive tackles this offseason.