The Detroit Lions blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in a disappointing 28-24 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. The Vikings' game-winning touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to K.J. Osborn with 45 seconds left in the game.
The Lions' Jamaal Williams had 20 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the losing effort.
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Lions Postseason Chances at a Glance
Here's a look at the Lions chances to make the playoffs, their projected wins and their chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in 2022-23.
Despite Sunday's loss, Detroit's Super Bowl odds remained at +10000.
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The Detroit Lions have not made the playoffs since the 2016 season and their chances of doing so during the 2022 season are pretty low. According to BetMGM Michigan Sportsbook, the Lions playoff chances are 22.2%. Detroit's +350 odds to make the playoffs place them among the lowest in the NFC.
The Lions have slipped to +900 to win the NFC North through three weeks, putting them ahead of Chicago (+1600), but behind Green Bay (-115) and Minnesota (+160).
Despite Sunday's disappointing loss, Detroit finds itself as a favorite for the second time this season when it plays host to Seattle on Sunday.
Although just 1-2, the Lions are 3-0 against the spread. Against Seattle, Detroit opens as 6.5-point favorites with an over/under of 49.5 total points.
Seattle is also 1-2 after its 27-23 home loss to Atlanta on Sunday. The Seahawks' new quarterback Geno Smith threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns. But like the Lions, Seattle couldn't hold onto a late lead, as the Falcons' Marcus Mariota found Drake London for a 14-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left in the game.
Atlanta's Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
The above chart represents the over/under record of each prop bet based on the official lines provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Michigan. The lines that were used in the above chart were tracked at 1 p.m. ET on the Friday before a Sunday game (or as soon as the lines were available if they weren't posted Friday).
The current win total for the Detroit Lions is set at 6.5 wins, which would signal a significant improvement from the 2021 season as they won just three games. Detroit didn't win its first game in 2021 until Week 13.
The Detroit Lions have never won the Super Bowl. In fact, they have never appeared in a Super Bowl in franchise history. After three weeks, the Lions Super Bowl odds remained steady at +10000. There are now eight teams (up from six) with lower Super Bowl odds than the Lions — Panthers, Steelers, Commanders, Bears, Falcons, Jets, Texans and Seahawks.
Detroit Lions Odds FAQs
The Lions are +350 to make the playoffs, giving them a 22.2% chance to make the postseason.
The Lions are +15000 to wins the Super Bowl in 2022-23, which is among the worst in the NFL. Their current odds suggest a less than a 1% chance to win the Super Bowl this season.
The top top betting apps in Michigan offer bets on the Lions to make the playoffs including BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel and DraftKings, among others.