The Detroit Lions can’t wait to hit the field for the 2018 season, and judging by the way the national media is looking at this year's team, the expectations are a bit on the high side. While NFL power rankings are always a hot topic, ranking each team's set of triplets is also something that is growing in popularity. If you don’t know what the term “triplets” means in terms of the NFL, it is simple. Triplets in the pigskin world are the team's quarterback, lead running back, and top wide receiver. For years, the Pittsburgh Steelers were considered to have the best set of triplets with Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown.

It is still hard to argue a trio that is tougher than that in 2018, however, the Lions could make a great case this fall.

Stafford finally has options

Matt Stafford is as solid of a quarterback in the NFL, and 2018 may be his best season ever. Why? They finally have what looks to be some serious stability at running back. Signing former Patriots and Eagles star running back LeGarrette Blount, and drafting Kerryon Johnson out of Auburn, should greatly help a running game that has been the worst in the NFL the past two seasons.

Also, let's not forget about Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah has been a bit injury prone since being drafted by the Lions, however, according to a Detroit Free Press report, the former Nebraska star is ready for a breakout season.

Abdullah spent two months this offseason in California training with Odell Beckham, Jr., Leonard Fournette, and Saquon Barkley. From all indications, the workouts were incredible and Abdullah reportedly is in the best shape of his life heading into training camp. One thing is for sure, Patricia is glad to have Blount in the Honolulu Blue and Silver - and he really thinks that the Lions running core trio could be the most improved from last season.

Tate leads WR core

When it comes to wideouts, the Lions have one of the best in Golden Tate. Tate is as tough as nails, isn’t afraid to go across the middle, and he has an incredible ability to go up and make a catch - even against taller defensive backs. At 5' 10" Tate may be a bit shorter than many wideouts in the league, but don't let that fool you.

Ever since his glory days at Notre Dame, Tate has been proving the critics wrong. This season he very well could be mentioned as part of the best trio in the league. Tate, along with Marvin Jones and the up and coming Kenny Golladay, could make the Lions one of the toughest teams to slow down on in 2018 - and if they perform as good as they look on paper, the top triplets, or big three could be in Motown.