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On Thursday, the NFL will release the full 2023 regular-season schedule, which means we will soon know when our Detroit Lions will be playing each of their home/away opponents. With that being said, CBS Sports recently published the 2023 Detroit Lions' strength of schedule, along with the strength of schedule for each and every NFL team.
- The NFL will release its full regular-season schedule on Thursday night
- CBS Sports has released the strength of schedule for each NFL Team
- The Lions have the 20th hardest schedule based on the records from 2022
2023 Detroit Lions' strength of schedule
Here is the strength of schedule for each NFL team (Via CBS Sports)
|RANK||OPPONENTS' COMBINED 2022 RECORD||OPPONENTS' COMBINED 2022 WIN PERCENTAGE|
Why it Matters
To be completely honest, I never put too much stock into a preseason strength of schedule list because it is based on how teams finished the year before. With free agency and the NFL Draft, teams will often show quite a bit of improvement from one season to the next. Or, on the other hand, some teams will go from making the playoffs in one season to falling off the map in the next season.