What are chances of winning the Division?

I know, I get it, I get it. We’re 3-4 and just traded away a solid weapon.

If we beat Vikings and Bears we are 5-4 and possibly #1 in the division at that stage or maybe 1/2 game out of the lead. With one game behind Packers and Vikings. If we could beat Vikings and sweep the Bears, beat Cards and Bills and lose to Panthers and Rams… we are 8-6 with the Vikings and Packers left.

Not saying it’s logical, possible or even going to come close to happening. But what do you think are chances are? Slim to none? Do you think we’ll only win like 6-7 games and not even be close? Do you think we’ll be inched out 9-7 to 9-6-1 and lose out to Seattle who gets the last Wildcard spot at 9-7?

I think we will be closer to 7-9 but it be nice if we could somehow put the pressure on our division late in the season.

If we can beat the Vikes and Bears on the road, after Sunday’s humiliating loss, after losing Golden Tate, than we can win the division and the rest would take care of itself.

I’ll get back to you it 2 weeks. If we pull off both wins then it is ours to lose.


Yup it’s a critical stretch for sure. I’m not confident we can win either road game though, let alone both.

Clearly, this team hasn’t “gelled”, yet. If they can pull it together, and keep it together, this is a very good team.
With the defensive moves, we’ve gotten better.
How, and who they use in the Tate role could be a big deal, and a negative.
I keep repeating myself, but, Riddicks skill set matches Tate’s very favorably. The move would be good for Theo, making him a much bigger part of the offense, so, it shouldn’t take much arm twisting from his standpoint.
The question is, do the Lions want to win, or experiment?
You never know with this effing team.

I would say the Lions have a 1 in 4 chance of winning the division.

nice to see you again Winnepeg…been a long time.

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Good call. Looks like we are trending down, after flashes of looking like we had some heart.

The Packers see it too.
“The dominance is over”

“Remember when the Packers could basically circle two wins on their schedule when it came to the Lions? It wasn’t that long ago. After all, Rodgers owns a 13-5 career record against Detroit, including an 11-3 run from 2008-14. But since 2015 the Lions are 5-3 against the Packers, including the last four straight and two straight at Lambeau Field. Sure, fans might point out Rodgers missed both games in 2017 and was knocked out of the season finale a year ago, or that Mason Crosby missed five kicks in 2018. But as the Lions get ready for this season and try to improve in Patricia’s second year, they won’t care about that. They’ll talk about the recent success and play with confidence — especially at Lambeau Field.”

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The missed kicks meant nothing. They were being manhandled and had no shot at that game.


Let’s not kid ourselves, the North is one tough division and the other 3 teams are all rated in the top half. Sometimes one or two are rated in the top 10, so it ain’t gonna be no cakewalk.

But OTOH, let’s not throw in the towel either. True, the Lions’ chances aren’t good, most people have 'em finishing 3rd or 4th. The over/under in Vegas is a paltry 6.5, but you just never know which team is gonna come outta nowhere to make some noise and the ions are overdue.

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25-1 when I placed my bet at Westgate Sportsbook in April

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10-1 now.

Vegas must be liking our off-season moves since April…

I feel like we have a great chance to do it. I feel like this team is being built to win the division. We are set up for division slugfests, IMO. Our D will be awesome. The D will bring tons of heat to opposing QBs. Our punter appears to be returning to form. Those will factor in heavily in us winning the battle of field position. I also think our turnover ratio will be improved.

I expect defensive games. I feel like our offensive play style is to protect the ball and move the chains, and we have a really great kicker. I may give Chicago a slight edge, but I also haven’t seen the product we roll out yet. How much does Hoch impact the O? CJ anderson? How well does the OL hold up? What impact does Amendola make? Lots of unanswered questions, but I see big upgrades all over the place, with no position getting weaker (barring injury).