2019 NFL Season Win Totals
The first week of every NFL regular season has its share of surprises. Experienced gamers steer clear of overreacting to unexpected results be it positive or negative in relation to expectations. The age-old adage that we are not what we have done but what we do applies to football teams at any level. And Week 1 doesn’t define a team or how they will perform for the next 15 games. CG Technology Updated 2019 NFL Season Win Totals.
If there was one team, one franchise, a single coaching staff that faced a Week 1 must-win it was the Detroit Lions. The Week 1 must-win I write about wasn’t directed at the team’s million-dollar quarterback, his teammates or the fans. Rather right between the eyes of head coach Matt Patricia and his staff.
Lions meltdown in the Arizona desert
The Lions led 17-0 in the second quarter and owned an 18-point margin in the fourth. The Lions had dominated the Arizona Cardinals for most if not all of the first 45 minutes. The Cardinals were under the direction of a rookie quarterback in his league debut. That rookie, Kyler Murray, was everything but confident throughout the game. In fact, at halftime the rook was visibly frustrated. Murray was 6-of-16 for 41 yards and an interception in the first half. His QB rating going in and coming out of the locker room after 30-minutes of play was 19.8.
I won’t coach from an armchair nor direct what-ifs at coach Pat. But as a handicapper and prognosticator of how games and situations figure to play out the forecast for Patricia and his staff, to be kind, is stormy.
Will Detroit be 0-6 entering Week 8?
Detroit now faces the task of being their best in their season opener on Sunday The Lions host Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers. Motor City quarterback Matthew Stafford has to outplay future Hall of Famer Rivers. Kerryon Johnson has to be better than Austin Ekeler. The Detroit secondary has to be fundamentally sound as opposed to being cute as they were against the Cardinals rookie last Sunday. You don’t fool or attempt to bait savvy veteran signal-callers like Rivers. You find a way to apply pressure in his face with and the secondary has to be prepared on each and every play.
If the Lions can earn a season-opening home victory as an underdog to Rivers and company and level their record at 1-1 the player personnel and the coaching staff find themselves as underdogs in Philadelphia in Week 3. Stafford and his ‘mates then host MVP Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs before receiving their Week 5 bye. Week six has the Lionhearted traveling to Green Bay to face another future Hall of Fame quarterback before a Week 6 home event against the Minnesota Vikings.
Coach Pat and his staff can’t survive an 0-6 start
It isn’t out of the realm of possibilities that Patricia and Stafford enter Week 8 starting square into the jaw of an 0-6 mark in preparation for a home game against the New York “Football” Giants.
The Lions 2019 regular season team win total at CG shops is currently a flat-7. And if Matt and Matthew are in fact 0-6 entering that Week 8 affair versus Eli the Lions would have to go 7-3 in their final 10 games just to push on their season win total future.
Simon… rather Finn says go buy a CG future on the Lions under the regular-season win total of seven (7) games.
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