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Detroit Lions 2009 NFL Football Future Lines

Detroit Lions Betting Odds – NFL Football Future Lines

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

betED NFL Sportsbook Odds – Detroit Lions Odds To Win NFC North – +1400

Season Over/Under Win Total Betting Odds From beted.com – 4.5

Why pile on these guys? The 0-16 season is a record that will never be broken unless the NFL goes to 17 or 18 games, so maybe the best thing for the Lions to do is say “f-it” and think about 2009.

Any team that gives up 517 points in 16 games (the Steelers have yielded 492 in the last two seasons total) better makes some moves on that side of the ball, and the Lions have been active in free agency. On board now are OLB Julian Peterson, cornerback Philip Buchanan and MLB Larry Foote. Louis Delmas, taken with the first pick in round 2 of the draft, may be the top safety taken.

While the defense can’t possibly get worse, all eyes will be on top draft choice Matthew Stafford.betED If he turns into another Joey Harrington, Detroit fans will be wearing bags again and new coach Jim Schwartz will be gone by 2011.

The Lions are re-working their offensive line by signing other teams’ castoffs, but if Stafford winds up starting and gets any time to throw, WR Calvin Johnson should put up some decent numbers.

Surprising stat: The Lions won all 4 of their exhibition games last season.

Team strengths: For some unexplainable reason, the Lions seemed to play pretty well in their division last season. They could have easily beaten division champ Minnesota twice. If Stafford gets playing time early, he and Johnson could make things uncomfortable for secondaries in the NFC North. Also, Matt Millen is no longer making personnel decisions.

Team Weakness: The Dolphins went from 1-15 in 2007 to 11-5 and a playoff spot last season. The Lions are just too disorganized at this point to hope for anything approaching that type of turnaround.

Lions 2009 Season Win Total Prediction – 3

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Lawrence Paul is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog, and is a free-lance gambling and travel writer from Massachusetts.

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  1. While it is such a cliche, this team has nowhere to go but up. I would not expect any dramatic worst to first turn arounds, but they will win some games and be much more competitive than last season.

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