Week 18: Jan. 8 at Green Bay Packers
The last game of the season for two teams for two teams who may have nothing at stake other than pride. The Lions were not expected be a playoff twam when the season started, but the Packers had higher expectations. They sit at 4-8 right now, and their $50 million quarterback is banged up and not playing well. There are hints that as soon as Green Bay is knocked out of the playoff picture, Aaron Rodgers wil sit the rest of the season. If this is the case, and it’s easy to expect it will be, the Lions will have a very good chance to win this game.
Although the Packers have more talent across the board, they are very banged up. Over the past few seasons, the Lions have played the Packers tough and this game should be no different. Look for the Lions to hold all the motivation, and win their final game of the 2022 season.
Final Score Prediction: Lions 28, Packers 24
Subplot to watch: Lions running back Jamal Williams looking for revenge against his former team.
Final Record Prediction: 8-9
If this is how the games play out, this will be a marked improvement for a team that was 3-13-1 just last year. While head coach Dan Campbell may not be the best with strategy and play-calling, there is no doubt that he is developing an atmosphere guys on this team love to play in. With the Los Angeles Rams in disarray and the Lions owning their first-round pick, the coaching staff and front office can go for it as much as they want knowing they have already most likely own a top pick in the draft come April. This final record would display and validate the large improvement that has been visible throughout this season.