Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Detroit Lions in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 26
There's a big opportunity for Goff in Detroit, and the front office has faith that he can produce, which is why it didn't draft a quarterback with either of its two first-round picks in the 2022 draft. However, Goff has to show up to secure a long-term future with the Lions. He is currently in the last year of his fully guaranteed money, and Detroit has stronger targets around him, including wide receivers DJ Chark and Amon-Ra St. Brown, as well as a strong offensive line.
NFL.com -- Rank: 25
CBS Sports -- Rank: 27
The Athletic -- Rank: 27
The bad news: Jared Goff seems like a nice, well-adjusted dude, but he's still the quarterback.
Nugget to remember: There is little year-to-year correlation in red zone defense. For instance, three of the bottom-five red zone defenses in 2020 went on to have top-10 red zone defenses in 2021. The Lions, meanwhile, finished 31st in red zone defense each of the last two seasons. A spike in the other direction would help a lot.
The Ringer -- Rank: 26
Yahoo! -- Rank: 24
PFT -- Rank: 28
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