Training camp is well underway and on Friday night, the Detroit Lions will host the Atlanta Falcons in their first preseason game. So, with that in mind, I figured I would toss out my latest projections for the offense and defense.
After a 3-13-1 record in 2021, many believe the Lions will flip the script in 2022 and win at least twice as many games (hopefully even more) than they did a year ago.
But for that to happen, the offense, which will have some different wrinkles in 2022, must lead the way and they certainly have the talent to do just that as D'Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, D.J. Chark, T.J. Hockenson, and eventually rookie WR Jameson Williams will be weapons for Jared Goff.
Detroit Lions Starting Offense Projection: Preseason Week 1 vs. Falcons
In addition to all the weapons listed above, the offensive line may be the most important unit on the Detroit Lions.
With Penei Sewell, Taylor Decker, and Frank Ragnow leading the way, the Lions will have one of the best offensive lines in the entire NFL in 2022.
With all that being said, here is my projection of what the Lions starting offense should look like when they take the field tonight against the Atlanta Falcons.
According to Dan Campbell, the Lions' offense will play about one quarter on Friday night.
Note: Jameson Williams has yet to practice as he is on the NFI list and he has already been ruled OUT For Week 1 of the 2022 regular season by GM Brad Holmes.
QB: Jared Goff
RB D'Andre Swift
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
WR Josh Reynolds
WR D.J. Chark
TE T.J. Hockenson
LT: Taylor Decker
LG: Jonah Jackson
C: Frank Ragnow
RG: Halapoulivaati Vaitai
RT: Penei Sewell
Nation, do you think this is an offense that can help the Detroit Lions contend for a playoff spot in 2022 or will the defense hold them back from reaching their goals?