But after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, Detroit's playoff hopes have dwindled, and Jim Schwartz may be in danger of losing his job.
According to Ian Rapoport, Schwartz has to make the playoffs in order to save his job. Monday wasn't a good step towards job security.
Here's the other news you may have missed on Monday.
The Miami Dolphins initially suspended guard Richie Incognito for six games, a sentence that ended Monday. But Incognito and the Dolphins agreed to extend his suspension for the remainder of the season with pay. The news was initially reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Mike Shanahan may have benched Robert Griffin III, but he still considers him to be the quarterback of the Washington Redskins. Shanahan also decided to emphasize the competition Kirk Cousins provides the team. Few teams have had a wilder controversy at quarterback this season than Washington.
Larry Fitzgerald took a hit to the head on Sunday and missed overtime. He was evaluated for a concussion after the game and still has some tests to pass before returning to the field. According to the Arizona Republic, Fitzgerald was not feeling well after the game.