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Lions vs Patriots Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 5 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Lions vs. Patriots expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 5 game.
Lions vs. Patriots expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 5 game. / (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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The 2022 NFL season is underway and the Week 5 schedule is full of exciting showdowns. One of the more interesting matchups is a showdown between the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots.

Despite having an improved team, the Lions' defense has cost them some games, including last week's 48-45 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots are also looking to rebound this week after losing to the Green Bay Packers, 27-24, in overtime.

Can the Lions' defense come up strong to prevent a 1-4 start to the year? Or will the Patriots snap their losing streak before it worsens?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Lions vs Patriots Week 5 matchup.

Lions vs Patriots Projections

ESPN FPIPatriots (54.3%)
numberFirePatriots (68.6%)
FiveThirtyEightPatriots (57%)
Betting FavoritePatriots (-3.5)

Projected Winner: Patriots (4)

Lions vs Patriots Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Patriots (4), Lions (3)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsTBD
CBS Sports ExpertsPatriots (5), Lions (2)

Expert Totals: Patriots (9), Lions (5)

When it comes to projections, the four highlighted sources are all backing the Patriots to win. While the experts' assessment isn't unanimous, 64.3% of them also back a New England victory.

As far as a Lions upset goes, their best shot at winning comes in at 45.7% on ESPN, which shows that there is an outside chance for Detroit to win.

Even though the Lions are good enough to surprise some teams, there's a reason why 13-of-18 sources favor the Patriots.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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