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2020-01-22 18:30
XAVIR
GTOWN
-4.5 59%
4.5 41%
148
2020-01-22 19:00
CHATT
CITDL
-11 61%
11 39%
151
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MERCR
W.CAR
-1.5 43%
1.5 57%
154
2020-01-22 19:00
MARST
MANHT
4 53%
-4 47%
118.5
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DAVID
STL
-2.5 47%
2.5 53%
134
2020-01-22 19:00
RHODEI
DUQU
-4 54%
4 46%
136.5
2020-01-22 19:00
FORDM
GWASH
2.5 52%
-2.5 48%
121
2020-01-22 19:00
GMASN
UMASS
-6.5 66%
6.5 34%
141.5
2020-01-22 19:00
MARSH
W.KEN
-1 51%
1 49%
151
2020-01-22 19:00
TEMPL
CINCY
2.5 37%
-2.5 63%
131.5
2020-01-22 19:00
AUBRN
S.CAR
-10.5 58%
10.5 42%
144
2020-01-22 19:00
MISST
ARK
-3.5 47%
3.5 53%
136
2020-01-22 19:00
EVANS
DRAKE
5 41%
-5 59%
134
2020-01-22 19:00
WOFFD
VMI
-13 64%
13 36%
140
2020-01-22 19:00
MICH
PENST
-5 59%
5 41%
147.5
2020-01-22 19:00
DAYTN
STBON
-15.5 59%
15.5 41%
137
2020-01-22 19:00
RICHM
LASAL
-9 49%
9 51%
139
2020-01-22 19:00
ND
SYRA
-4.5 47%
4.5 53%
141.5
2020-01-22 19:00
LOUIS
GATEC
-13.5 65%
13.5 35%
132.5
2020-01-22 19:00
FURMN
SAMFD
-16.5 59%
16.5 41%
150.5
2020-01-22 19:30
ARKLR
TROY
-10.5 61%
10.5 39%
137
2020-01-22 20:00
SD.ST
ND.ST
-2.5 68%
2.5 32%
144
2020-01-22 20:00
LOYCH
INDST
-6.5 66%
6.5 34%
128.5
2020-01-22 20:00
BRAD
ILLST
-9.5 61%
9.5 39%
136
2020-01-22 20:00
SMU
E.CAR
-15.5 42%
15.5 58%
144
2020-01-22 20:00
VATEC
UNC
-7 65%
7 35%
139
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SETON
PROV
-8.5 54%
8.5 46%
136.5
2020-01-22 21:00
VANDY
ALA
9 36%
-9 64%
157.5
2020-01-22 21:00
S.ILL
NIOWA
6 48%
-6 52%
126.5
2020-01-22 21:00
TULSA
MEMPH
3.5 29%
-3.5 71%
135
2020-01-22 21:00
COLST
FRSNO
-5.5 69%
5.5 31%
133.5
2020-01-22 21:00
IOWA
RUTGR
-5.5 54%
5.5 46%
138
2020-01-22 21:00
DPAUL
CREIG
-1 59%
1 41%
146
2020-01-22 21:00
PITT
BC
-12 68%
12 32%
126
2020-01-22 22:00
LONGB
UCI
9.5 59%
-9.5 41%
143
2020-01-22 22:00
CALBAP
CHIST
-25.5 52%
25.5 48%
153
2020-01-22 22:00
SABAR
CSNOR
-8 62%
8 38%
144
2020-01-22 22:00
UCDAV
FULLR
-4 67%
4 33%
132
2020-01-22 23:00
NEV
UNLV
-5 59%
5 41%
143

Detroit Lions

  • Super Bowl Championships: 0
  • Last Super Bowl Appearance: N/A
  • Claim to Fame: Dating back to the 1930s, Detroit has played in (78) and won (37) the most Thanksgiving Day games
  • Claim to Shame: One of two teams to ever post a winless season (2008), and the only franchise to have been in operation for all 52 seasons of the Super Bowl era without having appeared in one

It’s been a strange existence for the Detroit Lions.

After winning four NFL Championships from 1935-1957, the Lions would go through a lengthy stretch of playoff futility. That is to say, they wouldn’t win another playoff game until 1991.

After that NFC Championship loss to the Washington Redskins, it has been a mix of Wild Card game losses (eight), losing seasons (16, including one 0-16 campaign), and generational talents retiring too soon (Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson).

At least now, the Lions seem to have found some consistency.

After a Wild Card loss to the Seahawks in 2016, Detroit posted a second-straight 9-7 season in 2017, but then fell back to 6-10 (last in the NFC North) in 2018. All told, the 2018 season was a bad start to the Matt Patricia era.

Perhaps most concerningly, Matthew Stafford had his worst season in years, recording just 3,777 passing yards and an 89.9 passer rating, both his lowest marks since 2014.

The team really didn’t do anything particularly well, finishing the year ranked 23rd in Offensive DVOA and 27th in Defensive DVOA.

The hope in Detroit is that year two under Patricia will see the team get back to being competitive in the division. Stafford has a very good chance to up his production, at least, with Kenny Golladay emerging as a star receiver, the underrated Marvin Jones another reliable option on the outside, and highly-touted rookie TJ Hockenson at tight end.

If the Lions struggle again, the pass defense is likely to be their undoing. It finished 31st in the league last year and is basically running it back in 2019. Unless Trey Flowers vastly improves the pass rush, opposing QBs will be happy to see this team on the schedule.

 

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
6-10-0 4-4-0 2-6-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
10-6-0 6-2-0 4-4-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG Allowed 26 26.4
YPG Allowed 31 400.4
Passing YPG Allowed 32 284.4
Rushing YPG Allowed 21 115.9
Turnovers Forced 26 16

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 18 21.3
YPG 17 346.8
Passing YPG 10 243.8
Rushing YPG 21 103.1
Turnovers Committed 20 23

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
CHI 8-8-0 4-2-0 1W
DET 3-12-1 0-6-0 9L
GB 13-3-0 6-0-0 5W
MIN 10-6-0 2-4-0 2L

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Matthew Stafford 2,499 Passing
Kerryon Johnson 403 Rushing
Kenny Golladay 1,190 Receiving
Matthew Stafford 19 Touchdowns
Devon Kennard 7 Sacks
Amani Oruwariye 2 Interceptions
SBT's score
33.1