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2020 Detroit Lions schedule predictions: Here's what experts are predicting

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down when the Detroit Lions' 2020 schedule and how that sets up for them. Detroit Free Press

The 2020 Detroit Lions schedule is out, and the consensus is the Lions won't be making the playoffs, even after the offseason expansion to seven playoff spots.

Alas, prognosticators around the internet expect the Lions to have another middling, albeit better season after finishing 3-12-1 in 2019.

Will that be enough for Matt Patricia and Co. to return for Year 4 in Detroit? It's unlikely.

Here's a roundup of Lions predictions:

Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

Prediction: 8-8

The reason: "I think the Lions will be better this fall, and I don't think there's a great team in the NFC North.