The Detroit Lions are going to the Super Bowl! Okay, let's not get that carried away, however, right now fans in Motown seem to like what they are seeing from the Lions on the field these days. Detroit is one horrible replay call against the Atlanta Falcons from being 4-0 on the season, and while they're not playing their best on offense at the moment, they are playing consistent football in all phases, and that is how winning is done.

Ameer Abdullah is key

The Detroit Lions haven’t had any kind of consistent running game since Barry Sanders. Before that, it was Billy Sims.

Nowadays, while many fans believe the NFL is a passing league, you still need a running game - or at least a threat of one. Hopefully, Abdullah can be that guy.

Abdullah showed flashes last week against the Minnesota Vikings at to why the Lions were excited to select him back in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Abdullah rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries during Week 4, in the win, but it would have been nice if he could have gained six more yards. The Lions have not had a 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush broke the century mark on Thanksgiving Day in 2013.

Any player will tell you that stats don’t matter if you win the game, which is very true. However, the option to consistently run the ball would make an already dangerous Matt Stafford that much more effective.

Panthers a big hurdle this Sunday

This week the Lions face the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field in a matchup of 3-1 teams. Now, while one game this early in the season will not make or break the year, this one could shape things a bit standings-wise. Detroit lost to the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago on a last-second overturned touchdown call.

The loser of Sunday's game will fall to 3-2 on the season, but for the Lions, it will be not just loss No. 2, it will be the second loss to an NFC team. That may not seem big right now, but later in the season, it could become huge if Detroit is competing for a playoff game -- especially a home playoff game.

Cam Newton and the Panthers will be coming into Ford Field feeling great about themselves and for good reason.

In Week 4 they beat the Patriots 33-30 in New England.

Here is a look at the new top 10 NFL Power rankings according to the NFL Network.

1. Kansas City Chiefs

2. Detroit Lions

3. Philadelphia Eagles

4. Atlanta Falcons

5. Green Bay Packers

6. Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Buffalo Bills

8. Denver Broncos

9. Washington Redskins

10. LA Rams