Detroit Lions

NFC North

C+

Overall Team DVOA

7.7% 13th

Whatever admirable underdog nature the Lions had about them through the first few weeks of the season has worn off. After a certain point, the team has to show they can win a game or two. Detroit’s biggest issue has been their stopgap quarterback Jared Goff only continuing to get worse as the season rolls along. Goff was never going to be the future, but he is playing at a level that even makes it hard to evaluate the rest of the offense. Blend that together with a defense that just does not have quality players and this is where the Lions have arrived as a franchise. -- Derrik Klassen

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 3

Total DVOA
7.7%13th
Offense
15.0%7th
Defense
9.2%22nd
Special Teams
1.9%11th
Weighted DVOA
7.7%13th
Unadj. Total VOA
10.1%13th
Future Schedule
2.8%12th
Past Schedule
0.1%16th

2022 Season Projections

Mean Projection
7.2 wins27th
Projected Schedule
2.9%4th
Projected DVOA
-7.8%23rd
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
23.8%27th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
6.3%27th
Win Super Bowl
0.7%25th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
23.8%27th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
6.3%27th
Win Super Bowl
0.7%25th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2022