2022 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Predictions: Post 53-man roster release edition

Can the Lions make some noise in the NFC North? Here are my game-by-game predictions following the 53-man roster release.

Training camp for the 2022 Detroit Lions is a wrap and I cannot tell you how excited I am to see growth made from Year 1 to Year 2 under head coach, Dan Campbell.

Personally, I have been thinking big ever since we found out in January who the Lions' home and away opponents would be for the upcoming season.

I truly believe the Lions will be the most improved team in the NFL in terms of wins and losses during their 2022 campaign and they have a shot to go from worst to first in the NFL North if they can avoid the injury bug.

2022 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Predictions: Post 53-man roster release edition

Folks, I am downing Honolulu blue Kool-Aid like it's my job and as you can see, I have the Detroit Lions finishing the 2022 regular season schedule with a 10-7 record, which could be enough to get them into the NFL Playoffs.

Though I do not think the Lions will go worst-to-first in the NFL North (the Packers will go 11-6 or 12-5), I do think a Wild Card playoff spot is a real possibility.

Here are my post-53-man roster release edition game-by-game predictions for the Lions.

WEEKDATEOPPONENTTVPrediction
1Sunday, September 11vs. Philadelphia EaglesFOXW 24-20
2Sunday, September 18vs. Washington CommandersFOXW 27-20
3Sunday, September 25at Minnesota VikingsFOXL 34-20
4Sunday, October 2vs. Seattle SeahawksFOXW 27-23
5Sunday, October 9at New England PatriotsFOXL 27-24
6 BYE WEEK  
7Sunday, October 23at Dallas CowboysCBSL 38-23
8Sunday, October 30vs. Miami DolphinsCBSW 28-23
9Sunday, November 6vs. Green Bay PackersFOXL 31-24
10Sunday, November 13at Chicago BearsFOXW 31-24
11Sunday, November 20at New York GiantsFOXL 20-17
12Thursday, November 24vs. Buffalo BillsCBSL 34-20
13Sunday, December 4vs. Jacksonville JaguarsFOXW 31-24
14Sunday, December 11vs. Minnesota VikingsFOXW 20-17
15Sunday, December 18at New York JetsFOXW 30-20
16Saturday, December 24at Carolina PanthersFOXW 20-19
17Sunday, January 1vs. Chicago BearsFOXW 31-17
18Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8at Green Bay PackersTBDL 34-20

As you can see, I currently have the Detroit Lions finishing the 2022 season with a 10-7 record, which should put them in the mix for a wild card playoff spot.

Nation, what do you think the Detroit Lions record will be in 2022? Do you think they can win enough games to squeeze their way in to the NFL Playoffs? Or, do you think they will end up with another high draft pick in 2023?