Eagles vs Lions Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 1 NFL Game
The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 1 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles will look to get off on the right foot when they visit the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Both head coaches in this matchup know how to get their team fired up before kickoff.
Philadelphia enters the fall surrounded by high expectations that lean mostly on the development of quarterback Jalen Hurts' passing abilities. Meanwhile, the Lions bring back a majority of a roster that showed potential in 2021. Staying healthy may be Detroit's biggest key to success this season.
Should the Eagles be favored on the road in what is going to be a sold out crowd? Do the Lions have any chance to get above the .500 mark for the first time in years? Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Eagles vs Lions Week 1 matchup.
Eagles vs Lions Projections
ESPN FPI: Eagles (65.8%)
numberFire: Eagles (59.7%)
FiveThirtyEight: Eagles (60%)
Betting Favorite: Eagles (-3.5)
Projected Winner: Eagles (4)
Eagles vs Lions Expert Picks
ESPN Experts: Eagles (7), Lions (2)
Sports Illustrated Experts: Eagles (4), Lions (1)
CBS Sports Experts: Eagles (8)
Expert Totals: Eagles (19), Lions (3)
There's a clear consensus among the experts here and that is the Eagles will win this game. Only three people opted to take Detroit, which lines up with what the betting markets are saying.
The projections models provide similar results as well. All three of the models give Philadelphia at least a 59% chance of leaving Detroit with a victory.
The Lions did earn a few upset wins in 2021, so it'll be interesting to see what happens on Sunday.
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