The 2021 NFL season brought a lot of struggles for the Detroit Lions, but a 3-3 record to end the year left fans feeling optimistic. Couple that sense of optimism with the offseason moves the organization has made and there's a lot to like about the Lions this fall.
It's been six seasons since the Lions last made the NFL playoffs and more than 30 years since their most recent postseason victory. Getting back to the promised land in 2022 will be no easy task, and the odds can show whether or not that's a realistic goal.
Let's break down Detroit's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lions Playoff Chances 2022
Detroit is available at +360 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 21.7%, suggesting that the Lions have their work cut out for them in 2022.
Lions Playoff Odds 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Detroit the second-worst odds to win the NFC North in 2022. The Lions are available at +850 to win the division, putting them well behind the Green Bay Packers (-170) and Minnesota Vikings (+280), while only being ahead of the Chicago Bears (+950).
- Week 1: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 2: vs. Washington Commanders
- Week 3: @ Minnesota Vikings
- Week 4: vs. Seattle Seahawks
- Week 5: @ New England Patriots
- Week 6: BYE
- Week 7: @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 8: vs. Miami Dolphins
- Week 9: vs. Green Bay Packers
- Week 10: @ Chicago Bears
- Week 11: @ New York Giants
- Week 12: vs. Buffalo Bills
- Weel 13: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 14: vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Week 15: @ New York Jets
- Week 16: @ Carolina Panthers
- Week 17: vs. Chicago Bears
- Week 18: @ Green Bay Packers
Lions Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Lions' win total has been set at 6.5, with even -105 odds on the over and -115 on the under.
Detroit is tied with the Bears for the fourth-worst odds to win the NFC outright at +5500. Only the Atlanta Falcons (+10000), Seattle Seahawks (+7000) and Carolina Panthers (+7000) have worse odds.
Lions Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Super Bowl odds, the Lions are tied with the Bears (+10000) for the seventh-worst odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Lions 2022 Season Prediction
The Lions are fortunate enough to be the owners of the fourth-easiest schedule, according to ESPN's Mike Clay. Ten of their 17 upcoming opponents had sub-.500 records last season, which is something they must take advantage of.
Head coach Dan Campbell clearly has his players buying into his philosophy, which should have Detroit finishing with more wins than last season. Assuming that they can take advantage of the favorable schedule, Lions fans should feel optimistic about the future.
The Lions could make strides and surprise some people this season, but I'm still picking them to finish slightly under their win total.
Lions 2022 Record Prediction: 6-11
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