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No matter where you look, the Detroit Lions seem to be a longshot to win the NFC North in 2019. Whether looking the Vegas odds or listening to the so-called “experts” on television or on the radio, the general consensus is that the Lions will finish dead-last in the North.

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Well, on Wednesday, Football Outsiders released their DVOA projections for 2019 NFL season.

*To get a full, detailed explanation of what DVOA is, please click here, but in short, “DVOA measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.”

According to Football Outsiders and their advanced metrics, the Detroit Lions are actually a slight favorite to win the NFC North in 2019!

That’s right, Lions’ fans, the Lions are projected to win 8.3 games this season, which tops Green Bay (8.2 wins), Chicago (8.0) and Minnesota (8.0).

When it comes to total DVOA in the NFL, the Lions come in at No. 15 (No. 14 on offense and No. 21 on defense).

Here is a look at the full chart from Football Insiders.

Nation, what do you make of this?

It does not come as much of a surprise to DSN’s own Don Drysdale, who already put it in stone that the Lions WILL go from worst to first in the NFC North.

To see his reasons, please click on the link below.

https://detroitsportsnation.com3-reasons-detroit-lions-will-go-worst-first-nfc-north/ddrysdale/detroit-lions-news/07/29/2019/206997/

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