The Detroit Lions might have taken one step back before moving forward.
Despite hiring new head coach Dan Campbell, the team regressed from their 2020 performance.
They had two fewer wins last season and nearly ended up having another winless season.
The tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers was a good start, and the victory over the Minnesota Vikings ended their drought that lasted for nearly a year.
Coming into the 2022 season, can the Lions build on the momentum they gained at the end of 2021?
If everything comes together, then it wouldn’t be hard for the Lions to overcome this prop bet shared by PFF Bet.
Dan Campbell and the Lions winning more than 6 games in 2022? pic.twitter.com/6b47JxudCQ
— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) April 4, 2022
DraftKings Sportsbook projects that the Lions will likely have over six wins next season (-125) than go below (+105).
That’s a tall order for a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2017 and hasn’t made the playoffs since 2016.
Let’s not forget that these are the Lions, and no other NFL franchise has known futility more than them.
Failure Is Bound To Happen
The Lions had much optimism when they went 4-0 during the 2008 preseason.
Unfortunately, they won zero games that season, making them the first team to lose all 16 regular-season games.
Modest success shouldn’t excite them, mainly because their division rivals will still be tough to beat.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings will look to do better under new head coach Kevin O’Connell.
Matt Eberflus will also turn up the Chicago Bears’ defense on them.
Sadly, the Lions may end up 0-6 against the NFC North, leaving them with 11 games to satisfy the over.
Add in games against the AFC East and NFC East in 2022 and they might not even reach six wins.