Lions chances of making the playoffs in the 2022 season

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 01: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions looks to pass during the first quarter in the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on January 01, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 01: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions looks to pass during the first quarter in the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on January 01, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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The 2022 season has been an interesting season for Detroit Lions fans. After starting the season off with a series of losses, it looked as though the season was slipping away again for the team.

However, Detriot has turned things around in the back half of the season winning six of their last eight games. The team went from one many had written off to a serious playoff contender, something many fans never would have predicted after seeing how the season kicked off.

Suddenly, all eyes are on the Lions as fans’ hope of seeing their team make it into the postseason remains very much alive. In fact, the odds of the team making it into the playoffs have gone up significantly in recent weeks as things are looking quite promising for the Lions.

Lions chances of making the playoffs

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Lions currently have a 24% chance of making the playoffs. Looking at some of their current competitors, the Seahawks sit at 27%, the Packers at 27%, the Commanders at 29%, and the Panthers at 29%.

At Draftkings Sportsbook, the Lions’ odds of making the playoffs sit at +350. If the Lions win their next two games, their playoff chances increase to 69% with a 9-8 record. If Seattle loses one of their next two, the Lions’ playoff chances increase to 89%. If the Commanders also lose one of their next two, then Detroit gets in.

Are the Lions in the playoffs?

The Lions are not yet in the playoffs, but they can still make it into the postseason. There are several scenarios in which Detroit can still make it into the playoffs. One key will be the Lions winning out in their final two games of the season, but they’ll also need some help with losses for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Commanders, and Seattle Seahawks.

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