AccuScore has simulated the 2010 NFL season more than 10,000 times and released their projections for win totals and chance of making the playoffs. If the projections hold true, the Lions will be 5-11 and picking third in the 2011 NFL draft behind the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns.
Simulation results give the Lions just a 0.4% chance of winning the NFC North and a 1.5% chance at making the playoffs, the lowest in the NFC. The St. Louis Rams have the conferences lowest expected win total but have slightly better odds at reaching the post season due to their weaker division.
Eat up that cornbread, Lions fans. There is a chance we’re going to the playoffs!