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Lions HC Dan Campbell ranks high in Win Probability Added in 2022

Prior to the start of the 2022 NFL regular season, there was a lot of hype for the Detroit Lions. After all, they had been featured on HBO's Hard Knocks, and head coach Dan Campbell and others on the team made quite the impression. Unfortunately, the Lions got off to a rough start, and there were people out there calling for Campbell to be fired. But, as we know, the Lions won eight of their final ten games, and they came just one win short of making the playoffs. Campbell's coaching decisions were a big reason why the Lions finished strong.

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Why it Matters for the Detroit Lions

A lot of people were knocking Campbell early on in the season, but his coaching decisions are a big reason why the Lions were able to turn things around.

  • The Lions started the season with a 1-6 record
  • Rather than panicking, Campbell stayed the course
  • The Lions finished by winning eight of their final ten games to finish at 9-8
  • Campbell's coaching decisions are a big reason why the Lions had success down the stretch.

Dan Campbell by the Numbers

As you are about to see in the graphic below, Campbell finished No. 3 in the league in Win Probability added over expected each head coach and their staff added during the 2022 season.

  • Campbell had a total WPADE of 45.2% which is No. 3 in the NFL
  • He was No. 3 in the NFL on 4th down decisions
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