The Line on The Lions

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

While most analysts agree that the personnel moves and many of roster changes made by the Detroit Lions this off-season should prove that the franchise is finally moving in the right direction and might even have some surprise success similar to last years Dolphins; Las Vegas odds-makers just won't buy it. As stated today in the Detroit News, Las Vegas odds makers have the Lions at an over-under win total of five games for the 2009 season (the lowest in the league). While five wins is an improvement, Vegas isn't quite giving them a pat on the back. The same odds makers also gave the franchise the worst odds to win the NFC North (their division), the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl! While Vegas may not have a lot of confidence in Detroit this season, Lions players are already saying they can sense a positive change and the fan-base is beginning to follow. With a new regime in the front office, new coaching personnel, new schemes on both sides of the ball as well as huge changes made to the roster; the Lions that take the field for the 2009 season will be a completely different team and hopefully will be quick to prove it.