Detroit Lions NFL Betting Odds

Detroit Lions NFL Betting

Detroit Lions NFL Betting

In 1966 the American and National Football Leagues merged with the Super Bowl, born in January of 1967. The Detroit Lions are yet to take the field for Super Sunday. Since 2000, the Lions have one three playoff appearances. Matt Patricia is the latest flop as head coach. Dan Campbell is the newest coach that will slam his head against the wall. One constant through all of this misery has been the Ford Family. While the Ford’s are credited with having good intentions, the fact remains they aren’t getting results. With an opening win total of five, gamblers are not expecting much in the Motor City for 2021.

2021 Detroit Lions Betting Odds

Odds to win Super Bowl: +20000

Odds to win NFC Conference: +8500

Odds to win NFC North Division: TBA

2021 Regular Season Win Total: 5

Dan Campbell played in the NFL from 1999 through 2009, including 2006-2008 with the Lions. Before being named head coach, Campbell was the assistant head coach and tight ends coach of the New Orleans Saints. His connection to Sean Payton and a winning franchise was a major factor in his hiring. Campbell was an interim head coach in 2015 with Miami and went 5-7.

General manager Brad Holmes takes over for the failed Bob Quinn. Previously, Holmes was director of college scouting for the Los Angeles Rams. His first major move was trading long-time Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff. Stafford’s star-crossed Lions’ career lasted from 2009-2020.

Jared Goff has had a steep fall from being the first player taken in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Rams. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018 before a falling out with Rams head coach Sean McVay. McVay thought that Goff could play through some injuries that kept him out of the lineup. For Goff, this is a fresh start with a new organization and coach.

Holmes received average marks for his first NFL Draft. Offensive tackle Penei Sewell of Oregon went seventh overall and was an obvious but great pick. He’ll keep Goff protected for as long as they are together.

Defensively the Lions were a disaster in 2020, ranking 27th overall and 29th for points allowed. Aaron Glenn came with Campbell from the New Orleans Saints, where he was defensive backs coach.

Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers - -
Week 2 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 3 vs. Baltimore Ravens - -
Week 4 at Chicago Bears - -
Week 5 at Minnesota Vikings - -
Week 6 vs. Cincinnati Bengals - -
Week 7 at Los Angeles Rams - -
Week 8 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers - -
Week 11 at Cleveland Browns - -
Week 12 vs. Chicago Bears - -
Week 13 vs. Minnesota Vikings - -
Week 14 at Denver Broncos - -
Week 15 vs. Arizona Cardinals - -
Week 16 at Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 17 at Seattle Seahawks - -
Week 18 vs. Green Bay Packers - -

Week one and Campbell’s debut will be a tough one at Ford Field against the San Francisco 49ers. The Traditional Thanksgiving Day home game will be against the NFC North rival Chicago Bears.

NFL Football Picks

Lions Past Seasons (2000)

2020 6-10 None
2019 3-12-1 None
2018 6-10 None
2017 9-7 None
2016 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2015 7-9 None
2014 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2013 7-9 None
2012 4-12 None
2011 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2010 6-10 None
2009 2-14 None
2008 0-16 None
2007 7-9 None
2006 3-13 None
2005 5-11 None
2004 6-10 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 3-13 None
2001 2-14 None
2000 9-7 None

Detroit’s last NFL championship was in 1957, nine seasons before the NFL’s first Super Bowl campaign. The only time the Lions made the NFC championship game was in 1991 under head coach Wayne Fontes. The team has certainly had its share of top talent with such legends as Lem Barney, Calvin Johnson, Alex Karras, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Bobby Layne, Dick LeBeau, Barry Sanders, Charlie Sanders, and Joe Schmidt, all Pride of the Lions.

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