A lot of things have changed for the Lions in 2023. Unfortunately, losing on Thanksgiving isn’t one of them. The Packers jumped on the Lions early and handed them their seventh straight loss on Turkey Day.
Still, the Lions remain in prime condition for a playoff spot and NFC North title. The Lions have never won an NFC North title (the division was called the NFC Central the last time they won it). And no Lions coach has been named NFL Coach of the Year since Wayne Fontes in 1991.
When you win big, people notice. American sportsbooks believe in the 8-3 Lions. BetRivers has the Lions as the eighth pick to win the Super Bowl and -560 to win the NFC North. FanDuel has Lions coach Dan Campbell as the leader to win Coach of the Year at +175. Does he deserve it?