Detroit Lions

Eddie Griffin

Written by: Eddie Griffin

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2021 Record: 0-0

It seems like every few years the Detroit Lions are undergoing another rebuild, and the latest unfortunate soul to take on the task of turning around one of the NFL’s most dysfunctional franchises is former New Orleans Saints assistant Dan Campbell.

The most notable offseason move for the Lions was not on the sidelines, however. In March, longtime starting quarterback Matthew Stafford was <strike>released from his years of suffering</strike> traded to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff (and two first-round picks and a third-round pick) in a swap of former #1 overall NFL Draft picks. Goff, who led the Rams to Super Bowl LIII and was 42-27 as a starter for the Rams, gets a fresh start in Detroit after a sour ending with his former team.

Goff doesn’t have the weapons that he had at his disposal in Los Angeles, but he does have third-year tight end T.J. Hockenson, who caught 67 passes last season. He also has fourth-round pick Amon-Ra St. Brown, who has one of the best names in the game, if nothing else.

NFL futures odds have Goff’s passing yardage total for the season set at O/U 3,875 yards, which would appear to be well within his reach. Stafford eclipsed that total eight times in 12 seasons in Detroit, while Goff surpassed it in each of his last three seasons with the Rams.

But even if Goff’s numbers compare to Stafford’s, the Lions are in for another long season unless there is miraculous improvement defensively. Last season, the Lions had arguably the worst defense in the NFL, ranking dead last in total yards allowed and points allowed.

Even with that defense, the Lions somehow managed to win five games last season. With their win total set at O/U 5, it is clear that Campbell and Goff will do well to match that in their first campaign in Detroit. At least the Lions have two first-round picks in next year’s draft to look forward to.

Detroit Lions 2021 Schedule

Date, Matchup, Time, and TV Broadcast Information

Week 1

Sunday, September 12, 2021: vs San Francisco 49ers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

San Francisco 49ers vs Detroit Lions Betting Odds

  • Spread: San Francisco 49ers -7.5 (-111), Detroit Lions +7.5 (-108)
  • Total: OVER 44.5 (-110), UNDER 44.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: San Francisco 49ers -370, Detroit Lions +295

Week 2

Monday, September 20, 2021: at Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

Week 3

Sunday, September 26, 2021: vs Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 4

Sunday, October 3, 2021: at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 5

Sunday, October 10, 2021: at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 6

Sunday, October 17, 2021: vs Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 7

Sunday, October 24, 2021: at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 8

Sunday, October 31, 2021: vs Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 9


Week 10

Sunday, November 14, 2021: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 11

Sunday, November 21, 2021: at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 12

Thursday, November 25, 2021: vs Chicago Bears, 12:30 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 13

Sunday, December 5, 2021: vs Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 14

Sunday, December 12, 2021: at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 15

Sunday, December 19, 2021: vs Arizona Cardinals, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 16

Sunday, December 26, 2021: at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 17

Sunday, January 2, 2022: at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 18

Sunday, January 9, 2022: vs Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Detroit Lions 2021 Betting Information

  • SU: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • ATS: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • O/U: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)

Detroit Lions 2021 Statistical Summary


  • Scoring Offense: 0.0
  • Scoring Defense: 0.0

Total Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Passing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Rushing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Detroit Lions 2021 Season Odds

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

  • September 9: +20000

Odds to Win the NFC Championship

  • September 9: +10000

Odds to Win the NFC North Title

  • September 9: +2100

Odds to Make the NFL Playoffs

  • September 9: YES +620, NO -1000

Detroit Lions 2021 Season Win Total

  • September 9: OVER 5 (+100), UNDER 5 (-120)