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Lions notes: Football Outsiders project Lions to finish third in NFC North

NFC predictions, a Lions player getting snubbed, updated contract details and more.

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"It's a little surprising that our system doesn't forecast more decline from the Detroit offense; the retirement of Calvin Johnson is offset by Detroit doing well in various small variables such as being a strong running team in the red zone. That still leaves Detroit as a team projected to be very close to average on both sides of the ball, but it has the advantage of an easy schedule."

  • Our friends over at SideLion Report do a nice job of profiling the Lions' fourth-round selection and hard-hitting safety, Miles Killebrew.

  • Taylor Decker took to Twitter to express how he's hoping to improve every day... or he just has a really bad dairy take for us all.