Detroit Lions

NFC North

F

Overall Team DVOA

-27.2% 29th

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 22

Total DVOA
-27.2%29th
Offense
-17.7%29th
Defense
10.8%29th
Special Teams
1.3%10th
Weighted DVOA
-27.6%29th
Unadj. Total VOA
-28.2%29th
Pythagorean Wins
4.927th
Schedule Strength
2.1%5th

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