Not sure how much the Lions will improve - think they may have plateau'd out - hate to contemplate it but they could very well be out in straight sets....
I won’t write them off. They had a tough 5 games v Hawks, Dogs, Suns, Geelong and Richmond. Bar the Suns, the other teams were in form. They hung in there with Richmond too. A week off will help them physically. Mentally it is tough as no finals experience.
However last few premiership winners were never in calculations at the start of the season too.