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2018 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC North
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6dMichael Rothstein

Detroit Lions game-by-game predictions

The coach is different, but will the results improve for the Lions? Or will they be middle-of-the-pack again. Here are game-by-game predictions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

2018 Detroit Lions regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 10) New York Jets 7:10 p.m.; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 p.m.; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) New England Patriots 8:20 p.m.; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) at Dallas Cowboys 1 p.m.; WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m.; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) BYE; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m.; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.; WEEK 12 (Nov. 22) Chicago Bears, 12:30 p.m.; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) Los Angeles Rams 1 p.m.; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m.; WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m.

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When Lions might draft a running back

GM Bob Quinn has said there will be new faces in the Lions' running back room, but it's up for debate how early he might draft one.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Quinn said he's "always in the business" of getting more draft picks. Lions have six this year. Said adding more picks is just "good for business." Right now, over the next four-five days they do beginning legwork to see what is going on.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the offensive line, mentioned multiple players have positional flexibility (specifically Joe Dahl, Kenny Wiggins and Wesley Johnson). Said he has no problem taking an interior offensive lineman early if that player is at the top of the board.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn said corner is a deep position in this year's draft. Feels you can get a good corner at any point across the board.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Lang said he had no surgeries this offseason. Said this is the first time he's done offseason workouts in three years because he's come off surgeries the last few years.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Lang on what he looks at with the schedule: Only thing he looks for is the bye week so he knows when he can plan stuff. Said they hope it's in the middle of the season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OG T.J. Lang said the biggest thing -- to him -- that held the offensive line back last year was injuries. Said he doesn't want to talk a lot about last year but they know it wasn't a great year for them.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived CB Adairius Barnes

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed CB Raysean Pringle on Wednesday. He was a UDFA from Southern Utah last year who was on the practice squad in Jacksonville and Green Bay. He played running back and receiver at SUU.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions announced defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has signed his franchise tag Tuesday. Ansah had been in Ghana during the first part of the team's voluntary workouts but returned to the United States yesterday. Ansah was tagged by the team earlier this offseason and is expected to be the team's top pass-rusher this year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford's advice to whatever quarterback the Browns draft having also come after an 0-16 season the year before: Be yourself.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford on what he needs to improve on for this year: "I turned the ball over probably too many times last year." Specifically mentioned the fumbles he had when he was hit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LB Jarrad Davis said he thinks the league's new tackling rule is a good rule: "It's definitely something that's going to take care of us as players and make us more fundamentally sound as well."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis said he feels more "mentally relaxed" and "mentally prepared" this year than he did last year during his rookie year. A lot of that came through evaluating everything he did last year and seeing the results. Said he had a lot of tough points last year and things he wants to improve on.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley College offensive lineman Matt Gono has a visit planned with Detroit on Tuesday according to his school. The 6-foot-4 Gono, from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, was a three-year starter for Wesley.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards261.46th
Rushing Yards76.332nd
Points For25.67th
Points Against23.521st