NFL betting players are watching the improvement of a young Detroit team that is going to be a factor in the next couple of years, maybe not in 2010, but they could challenge for the playoffs with a few breaks. They’ll welcome the New York Jets to town on Sunday, and while they many not win, they’re going to push the AFC favorites to the limit.
Jets Lions Betting – Sunday, November 7th, 1:00 PM ET
The Lions (2-5) dropped 23 points in the fourth quarter of a 37-25 win over Washington, and the return of Matt Stafford was a big key. Stafford was 26-of-45 for 212 yards, a pick and four touchdowns, three of them to Calvin Johnson, who had nine catches for 101 yards. Ndamokung Suh, one of the most exciting NFL picks to come out on the defensive side of the field in a long time, had two of the Lions’ seven sacks, then recovered a fumble and took it back to the house to put the final nail in Washington’s coffin.
They could look to run the ball more with LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene, but Suh and a much-improved defensive line will make life tough. The Lions still have problems closing out games, and they won last week because of a imploding Washington team, which is why they won’t win this game. But we’re willing to bet that they’ll take the Jets to the last possession of the game.
Online sports betting pick: Detroit +4
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