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Analyzing Adrian Peterson’s intention early throughout the season in a crowded Lions backfield, a decided vibe about this group and a gape on the roster, Sept. 9, 2020.

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The 2020 NFL season will originate Thursday, and theDetroitLions open their season on Sunday. Right here is where all 32 groups homely to originate the promoting and advertising and marketing marketing campaign: 

1. Chiefs

As prolonged as Patrick Mahomes stays wholesome, the Chiefs will likely be the favorites to repeat as Nice Bowl champs.

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2. Ravens

Gutsy name by an AFC properly-favored to release initiating safety Earl Thomas ultimate month, nonetheless the Ravens are tranquil an easy choice at No. 2.

3. 49ers

The 49ers play throughout the hardest division soccer, which might cost them playoff seeding. However because the defending NFC champs, they need to open the season No. Three on this listing.

4. Saints

The Alvin Kamara contract extension used to be a must to take care of this offense acting at an elite degree.

5. Seahawks

Including Jamal Adams to an already-moral protection makes Seattle a legit Nice Bowl contender. 

6. Cowboys

My hunch is Dallas will likely be a moral group this 12 months. That Week 1 sport in Los Angeles in opposition to the Rams will direct it moral or execrable true on the spot.

7. Titans

I’m tranquil now not shopping for the Ryan Tannehill rebirth, however Tennessee’s protection has to rely for one factor.

8. Vikings

They misplaced bustle-stuffer Michael Pierce to a COVID-19 decide-out, however added with out a doubt some of the NFL’s simplest inch rushers in Yannick Ngakoue.

9. Buccaneers

Tom Brady and Choose Gronkowski one residing sooner than Invoice Belichick.

10. Patriots

Sure, Cam Newton goes to own a large 12 months in Up to date England.

11. Funds

So tempted to know Buffalo to own the AFC East, however, you understand, it’s the Funds.

12. Eagles

If I had any faith in Carson Wentz staying wholesome, the Eagles would be elevated on this listing. 

13. Packers

In the future each particular person will know the scheme by which tragic it used to be that the Packers let the offensive skills languish round Aaron Rodgers for the higher part of a decade.

14. Colts

If Philip Rivers has something left in his arm, the Colts will salvage the playoffs.

15. Texans

They’ve with out a doubt some of the simplest quarterbacks throughout the NFL, and so restricted on the a variety of offensive capacity positions.

16. Cardinals

Can Kyler Murray enact what Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson did of their 2nd seasons and might his group to the playoffs?

17. Rams

So many people miss out on this Rams group that can presumably properly possess solved its operating support woes by drafting Cam Akers.

18. Lions

I replicate the Lions possess a primary fee shot to salvage the playoffs this 12 months, however I’ll’t set them any elevated on this listing principally principally primarily based off ultimate season’s failures.

19. Browns

The recent, low-key Baker Mayfield has me pondering he’s headed for a pleasant soar-support 12 months.

20. Bears

So Gash Foles takes over as initiating quarterback in Week 2, moral?

21. Raiders

With a brilliant 2nd-half of agenda, don’t sleep on the Raiders as a playoff contender of their first season in Vegas.

22. Steelers

It feels extraordinary initiating the Steelers so low, however except Nice Ben proves he has one factor left, that’s where they belong.

23. Chargers

The Chargers possess their bye in Week 10, or relating to the the identical time Justin Herbert will likely be able to exhaust over as starter.

24. Falcons

Their quarterback is 35, their No. 1 receiver is 31, and their simplest operating support has the knees of a 40-year-frail.

25. Broncos

Fairly tons of of us replicate Drew Lock could per probability presumably properly be this 12 months’s breakout quarterback. If that’s the case, the Broncos will fee slightly loads elevated on this listing.

26. Dolphins

The confirmed reality that Tua Tagovailoa has his possess documentary has blissful me that the Lions made the moral strategy to inch on him throughout the draft.

27. Giants

I’m going over 1,250 yards dashing for Saquon Barkley this plunge.

28. Bengals

4 first-spherical quarterbacks and Joe Burrow is among the many best one getting the initiating nod in Week 1.

29. Jets

There are 4 actually disagreeable groups throughout the NFL this 12 months, and the Jets could per probability presumably properly be probably the most dysfunctional of all.

30. Washington

How prolonged except the NFL forces Daniel Snyder to advertise the group?

31. Panthers

Carolina obtained’t be very moral this season. However at home, in Week 1, with no movie to inch on, they’re repeatedly sneaky aggressive Sunday vs. the Raiders.

32. Jaguars

Manufacture Jaguars followers care extra about Sunday’s season opener in opposition to the Colts, or how their future quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, does Saturday in his opener in opposition to Wake Forest? 

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