Well, whether or not you thought it would happen, the Lions sit at 2-0-1 and they are one of eight remaining teams in the league who are undefeated.
Winnings can bring great rewards but there is also one (minor) downfall of having one of the top records in the league.
Effective on Tuesday, the NFL's waiver claim order will be based off 2019 records, rather than 2018. The order is created in reverse order of the current NFL standings.
Effective today, the NFL’s waiver claim order will be reflective of 2019 records, not 2018. It now stands at the top as:
T-1. Broncos (0-3)
T-1. Redskins (0-3)
3. Jets (0-3)
T-4. Bengals (0-3)
T-4. Dolphins (0-3)
T-4. Steelers (0-3)
7. Cardinals (0-2-1)
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 24, 2019
Since the Lions are 2-0-1, they currently have the 8th best record in the NFL, which means their waiver priority is now No. 25 out of 32 teams.
Heading into the season, since the Lions finished 6-10, their waiver priority was No. 8.
The Lions may have lost major ground when it comes to waiver priority but we are pretty sure ALL Lions fans would prefer the team keep winning!