Ndamukong Suh had 5.5 sacks this season. (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)
The Lions weren't the most successful team in 2013, but they may have been the scariest.
In a survey of more than 320 players by ESPN, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the most feared player in the NFL. Players who responded to the survey were granted anonymity.
And right behind Suh was star receiver Calvin Johnson, though the two undoubtedly received votes for different reasons.
Suh received 61 votes and Johnson 58; no other player had more than 30.
Despite having the two most feared players in the NFL, the Lions lost six of their last seven games this season to finish 7-9, and coach Jim Schwartz was fired a day after the season finale.
In addition to Suh being a first-team All-Pro this season, his mean streak surely still plays a role in how he's viewed by other players. With three more fines in 2013, Suh has been fined eight times for $216,875 for on-field incidents in his four-year career, in addition to a two-game suspension in 2011.
Meanwhile, Johnson is a scary matchup for all teams at 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds. He finished third in the NFL with 1,492 receiving yards this season despite missing two games and battling constant knee pain, and he became the first player in NFL history to accumulate 5,000 receiving yards over a three-year span.