When the Detroit Lions hired head coach Matt Patricia, they were looking to implement a winning mentality, just like the one he had with the New England Patriots.
But after one season, Patricia’s job might be in jeopardy if his team doesn’t perform a lot better than last year.
Detroit is inside the NFC North division with three other organizations that have substantial playoffs aspirations.
Nevertheless, the Lions’ problems start with themselves.
Detroit improved to be a top ten defensive unit in 2018 but regressed on offense.
QB Matthew Stafford had one of the shyest seasons of his career and never felt comfortable under center. Stafford needs to be a lot better if the Lions want to have a shot on this division.
Their best-case scenario for the 2019 season might be a wildcard spot in the NFC. The worst and perhaps the most realistic will be missing the playoffs for the third year in a row.
Detroit Lions 2019 Predictions And Betting Odds
|Detroit Lions – Total Regular Season Wins Odds|
|Lions RSW||Over 6.5 (-115)|
|Lions RSW||Under 6.5 (-115)|
|Bet On The Detroit Lions Season Win Totals At MyBookie Sportsbook|
The Lions are listed to record 6.5 wins according to the regular season win total betting odds at MyBookie.ag. The juice to bet the Over is at -115 while the Under is also at -115.
The front office of the Lions didn’t cut any expenses trying to add talent to this roster. Yet, their division is too complicated to think they will rise as the surprise.
That half a game the oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag are giving on Detroit is worth gold, because to my estimation, they will land six wins at the most.
Detroit Lions 2019 Roster Changes
The Lions made a lot of roster moves in the offseason.
The biggest names they added on offense were WR Danny Amendola, who spent time with Patricia in New England and TE Jesse James, who was with the Steelers.
Big Spending on Defence
On defense, the team gave a lot of dollars to DE Trey Flowers, who was coached by Patricia when both were with the Patriots.
Detroit also signed the ex-Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman.
Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft
Detroit had nine draft selections in 2019 and used them to add four offensive and five defensive players.
All Eyes On New Offensive End
All eyes will be on TE T. J. Hockenson from Iowa, who was selected with the 8th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
There are also some good reviews about DE Austin Bryant from Clemson, picked in the fourth round with the 117th selection.
Detroit Lions 2019 Schedule And Divisional Competition
The Lions are scheduled to face the NFC East division along the AFC West this year. Those two divisions include four teams that made the playoffs last season.
Detroit also has to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arizona Cardinals as the other two opponents outside their division.
In fact, they will open the season against the Cards on a Sunday afternoon matchup in Arizona.
Complicated Games Outside of Division
Detroit has just one primetime game in their schedule and is a Monday Night Football meeting at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers in week six. That divisional matchup on national television comes after the team’s bye in week five.
The Lions’ most complicated games outside the division will be a visit to Philadelphia in week three and hosting Kansas City in week four. But also visiting Denver in week 16.
Detroit Lions 2019 Game Schedule
|Lions Weekly Matches||Date||Game||Time (ET)||Network|
|1||sep-08||DET @ ARI||4:25:p.m.|
|2||sep-15||LAC @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|3||sep-22||DET @ PHI|
|4||sep-29||KC @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|6||oct-14||DET @ GB||8:15:p.m.|
|7||oct-20||MIN @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|8||oct-27||NYG @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|9||nov-03||DET @ OAK||4:05:p.m.|
|10||nov-10||DET @ CHI||1:00:p.m.|
|11||nov-17||DAL @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|12||nov-24||DET @ WAS||1:00:p.m.|
|13||nov-28||CHI @ DET||12:30:p.m.|
|14||dec-08||DET @ MIN||1:00:p.m.|
|15||dec-15||TB @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
|16||dec-22||DET @ DEN||1:00:p.m.|
|17||dec-29||GB @ DET||1:00:p.m.|
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