Despite shutting out the hated Green Bay Packers 31-0 in their season finale, the Detroit Lions 6-10 record was enough to earn them a last-place finish in the NFC North.
Now that the Lions’ 2018 campaign is officially in the books, it’s time to start looking forward to 2019.
As we know, the Lions will play the Packers, Vikings, and Bears twice each (once and home and once on the road).
In addition, the Lions (and the rest of the teams in the NFC North) will play each team in the NFC East and the AFC West once.
The final two games for the Lions will come against the last place finisher in both the NFC West and NFC South.
So, without further ado, here is what the Home/Away opponents for the Lions will look like in 2019.
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Green Bay Packers
With a last place schedule, the Lions have to turn things around and make a playoff run in 2019, right?
The 2018 version of the Detroit Lions sucked horribly. The head coach sucked. The offense sucked. The defense sucked. Heck, even the special teams sucked at times.
So, with that established, what can be done during the offseason to turn things around on time for the kickoff of the 2019 season?
Though I have a few ideas up my sleeve that would help the team to improve greatly, the biggest idea is one that will likely blow your mind. Mostly because I am not sure if it has ever been done before.
In my opinion, there is one BOLD move the Lions can make this offseason that will, in turn, put the wheels in motion for a 2019 NFC North Title run.
Now, I get it. You are probably already shaking your head and calling me a moron for thinking the Lions have any chance in 2019.
But they do.
IF and ONLY IF they make this BOLD move. (Technically it is a trio of moves but stick with me)
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