The Lions are extreme long shots to win the Super Bowl at 125-1 and they are also long shots to win the NFC North. Detroit is going to be better this season and it may show up right away when they play at Pittsburgh in 2010 NFL preseason betting.
2010 NFL preseason odds will list Detroit as underdogs in their first two preseason games at Pittsburgh and at Denver but the Lions should be favored in their last two at home against Cleveland and Buffalo. The Lions are still not on par with the other teams in the NFC North but they are getting closer. Detroit added wide receiver Nate Burleson, tight end Tony Scheffler and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch among others and they got defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and running back Jahvid Best in the draft.
Detroit already has a great player in Calvin Johnson and this year he will get some help as Burleson should take some of the pressure off him. Matthew Stafford should be improved in his second season and Scheffler is a solid tight end that will give him a safety valve target. The problem for Detroit is their offensive line which still needs improvement. Getting Rob Sims from Seattle helps but the Lions still need more.
While the Detroit defense does have some promise for 2010, the defense is still a big problem. The Lions have been terrible on defense in each of the last four years. The good news is that they should be better this season. The addition of Suh who they took with the second pick in the NFL Draft already makes them better. The Lions also got Corey Williams from Green Bay and he will also help. If Vanden Bosch can regain his form, the Lions have the making of a very good defensive line. The Lions need a good defensive line because the secondary is terrible.
The Lions are not going to roll over against teams this season in 2010 NFL preseason betting or in the regular season based upon the improvements they have made. They might even get a road win during the regular season. The Lions have not won a road game since October of 2007.