Detroit Lions will have advantage in 16 of 17 games in 2022

By W.G. Brady  - Senior News Desk Writer
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It’s no mystery at all that the biggest strength for the Detroit Lions in 2022 will be their offensive line that includes Taylor Decker, Jonah Jackson, Frank Ragnow, Halapoulivaati Vatai, and Penei Sewell.

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If those five can stay healthy, there is little question that they will be one of the top units in the entire National Football League.

The Score recently released an article in which they rank the offensive lines in the NFL and the Lions came in at a very respectable No. 4 behind only the Eagles, Browns, and Chiefs.

From The Score:

  • Top to bottom, the Lions’ starting five stacks up well against any offensive line on this list. Taylor DeckerFrank Ragnow, and Penei Sewell are first-round picks who play up to the draft capital spent on them. Third-rounder Jonah Jackson and free agent Halapoulivaati Vaitai are capable guards who round out the unit well.
  • The knock on Detroit’s O-line is a lack of depth. One injury to a member of its starting lineup could have unpleasant consequences, like when Ragnow missed 13 games last season.
  • With a top-tier set of blockers, playmakers like D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson returning from injury-marred campaigns, Amon-Ra St. Brown ready to pick up where he left off, and newcomers like D.J. Chark and Jameson Williams hoping to make an impact this season – it’s no wonder Jared Goff is getting rave reviews in training camp. Don’t sleep on this Lions’ offense in 2022.
Offensive line domination for the Detroit Lions?

Detroit Lions will have advantage in 16 of 17 games in 2022

Based on those rankings, the Lions, assuming they are healthy, will have an advantage on the offensive line in 16 of their 17 games, with the only 2022 opponent ranked higher than them being the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.

Here is the full Detroit Lions 2022 schedule along with the offensive line ranking of their opponent and whether they have a small, medium, big, or HUGE advantage over their opponent.

WEEKDATEOPPONENTOL RANKINGAdvantage?
1Sunday, September 11vs. Philadelphia Eagles No. 1NONE
2Sunday, September 18vs. Washington CommandersNo. 9SMALL
3Sunday, September 25at Minnesota VikingsNo. 21BIG
4Sunday, October 2vs. Seattle SeahawksNo. 31HUGE
5Sunday, October 9at New England PatriotsNo. 10SMALL
6BYE WEEK
7Sunday, October 23at Dallas CowboysNo. 6SMALL
8Sunday, October 30vs. Miami DolphinsNo. 19MEDIUM
9Sunday, November 6vs. Green Bay PackersNo. 17MEDIUM
10Sunday, November 13at Chicago BearsNo. 32HUGE
11Sunday, November 20at New York GiantsNo. 23BIG
12Thursday, November 24vs. Buffalo BillsNo. 13MEDIUM
13Sunday, December 4vs. Jacksonville JaguarsNo. 25BIG
14Sunday, December 11vs. Minnesota VikingsNo. 21BIG
15Sunday, December 18at New York JetsNo. 20BIG
16Saturday, December 24at Carolina PanthersNo. 26BIG
17Sunday, January 1vs. Chicago BearsNo. 32HUGE
18Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8at Green Bay PackersNo. 17MEDIUM

 

 

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