Detroit Lions

NFC North

D-

Overall Team DVOA

-22.0% 27th

Time and time again, the Detroit Lions keep pace with or hold a lead on their opponent until the very end, only for their lack of talent to finally fail them. Both the Ravens and Vikings needed last-second field goals after miracle drives down the field to take out the Lions. Perhaps one of these close games will go their way soon, but for now, the Lions’ intangible scrappiness and coaching quality is not turning into tangible production because the roster just isn’t there yet. -- Derrik Klassen

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 8

Total DVOA
-22.0%27th
Offense
-16.3%28th
Defense
9.6%27th
Special Teams
3.9%3rd
Weighted DVOA
-21.6%26th
Unadj. Total VOA
-29.9%30th
Future Schedule
1.5%14th
Past Schedule
9.9%2nd

2021 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 2021