Detroit Lions Starting Offense Projection: Preseason Week 2 vs. Colts

If the Detroit Lions are going to flip the script in 2022, they are going to need the offense to lead the way.

We are getting closer and closer to the start of the 2022 NFL regular season and on Saturday afternoon, our Detroit Lions will be in Indiana to take on the Indianapolis Colts in their second preseason game of the year. So, with that in mind, I figured I would toss out my latest projections for the offense and defense. (Note: Dan Campbell has already said that many of the Lions starters will get the day off)

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 2 vs. Colts

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 today against the Indianapolis Colts.

According to Dan Campbell, many of the Lions' starters will get the game off so this projection will be based on all backups getting the start.

QB: David Blough

RB: Craig Reynolds 

WR Kalif Raymond

WR Trinity Benson

WR Tom Kennedy

TE Brock Wright

LT: Dan Skipper

LG: Logan Stenberg

C: Evan Brown

RG: Tommy Kraemer 

RT: Matt Nelson

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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?