Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Detroit Lions in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 8
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2024 season
Goff is playing out the four-year, $134 million contract extension he signed with the Rams in 2019. He is scheduled to make $26.975 million in 2024. But Goff could position himself for a long-term extension if the Lions have a big year. Once considered a bridge quarterback, the soon-to-be 29-year-old is playing some of the best football of his career. Goff has multiple touchdown passes in six straight home games going back to Week 9 of last season, which is the longest active streak in the NFL, and he threw 383 consecutive passes before throwing an interception on Sunday, which is the third-longest streak in league history. -- Eric Woodyard
NFL.com -- Rank: 8
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KEVIN HANSON (@EDSFootball)
Updated: Thursday, September 7th
Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, I've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.
With that said, here are our early NFC North projections for each team including their win total.
1. Detroit Lions - Projected Wins: 9.53
Ben Johnson is a future head coach in this league, and he helped Jared Goff and the Lions operate the fourth-ranked offense (380.0 YPG) and fifth-best scoring offense (26.6) in 2022. Other than slot receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, there are question marks at receiver. Jameson Williams was drafted to be a difference maker, but he had two touches as a rookie and will miss the first six games in 2023 due to suspension. That said, the Lions have one of the league's best offensive lines and their 1-2 punch of rookie Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery is an upgrade over D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams.
The Lions ranked last in the NFL in scoring defense (392.4 YPG), and only the Cardinals (26.4) and Bears (27.2) allowed more points per game (25.1). Aidan Hutchinson is a future star, and they have a new-look secondary. In fact, one of the biggest values in the entire draft was defensive back Brian Branch. The Lions may be the favorites to win the NFC North, but their defense could ultimately be what keeps them from going deep in the postseason.
Continue reading our 2023 NFL Predictions: NFC North
Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.
Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Detroit Lions.
Jared Goff: The Lions finished top five in the NFL in both scoring and total offense in 2022, and Goff was much better in his second season with the Lions than he was in his first. Throwing for 4,438 yards, 29 touchdowns and only seven interceptions, Goff finished as fantasy's QB10. Perhaps he'll push for a second consecutive top-12 campaign and he benefits from playing behind one of the league's better offensive lines and with a talented group of pass catchers, but he's better drafted as a QB2.
MORE: Continue reading our 2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Detroit Lions
Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Detroit Lions in 2023.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Thu., Sep. 7||at Kansas City Chiefs||W 21-20|
|Week 2||Sun., Sep. 17||vs. Seattle Seahawks||L 31-37 (OT)|
|Week 3||Sun., Sep. 24||vs. Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 4||Thu., Sep. 28||at Green Bay Packers||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 8||vs. Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 6||Sun., Oct. 15||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 7||Sun., Oct. 22||at Baltimore Ravens||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 8||Mon., Oct. 30||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 10||Sun., Nov. 12||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 PM / Tickets|
|Week 11||Sun., Nov. 19||vs. Chicago Bears||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Thu., Nov. 23||vs. Green Bay Packers||12:30 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Sun., Dec. 3||at New Orleans Saints||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Sun., Dec. 10||at Chicago Bears||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Sun., Dec. 17||vs. Denver Broncos||TBD / Tickets|
|Week 16||Sun., Dec. 24||at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sat., Dec. 30||at Dallas Cowboys||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 18||Sun., Jan. 7||vs. Minnesota Vikings||TBD / Tickets|
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)
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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule by position:
- Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
- Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
- Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
- Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Detroit Lions:
21. Jer'Zhan Newton, IDL, Illinois
ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)
22. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
MORE: Continue reading our 2024 Detroit Lions Mock Draft Roundup
The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Detroit Lions.
|3||96||Brodic Martin||DT||Western Kentucky|
|5||152||Colby Sorsdal||OT||William & Mary|
|7||219||Antoine Green||WR||North Carolina|
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