Detroit’s Game Blacked Out Locally NFL Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL lines have the Detroit Lions as an underdog once again this week as they host the Washington Redskins.

Many in Detroit will not be able to see the game as it is not sold out, meaning a blackout in local TV markets. The Lions have lost 19 straight and this week could be the week they break that streak in NFL betting odds against the Redskins.

NFL lines had the team needing to sell more than 10,000 tickets to get to the sell out mark and it did not happen. Last week the Lions nearly had the game against the Vikings in NFL lines blacked out but sold the last 1,700 tickets at the last moment. “I think it’s safe to say at this point we will be blacked out this weekend,” Lions president Tom Lewand said.

The Lions streak of having games sold out ended last year against this same Washington team last NFL lines season. Before that game in late October the team had sold out 51 straight home games. That started a trend as five of the Lions’ final six games last NFL lines season were blacked out. Those in Detroit will now see the game between San Francisco and Minnesota in NFL lines. If fans in Detroit want to watch the game they can see it on after midnight on Sunday.

Detroit has been losing games for more than a year now and they are underdogs in NFL lines at the online sportsbook against Washington. Last season the Lions went 0-16 in the regular season and have dropped two straight to start this year in NFL lines. The losing streak is now 19 straight for the Lions. If Detroit loses to Washington on Sunday in NFL betting odds they would trail only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for all-time futility. The Bucs lost the first 26 games of their history going 0-14 in 1976 and then 0-12 the next year before winning the last two games in NFL betting odds.

One of the real chances for Detroit to win in NFL lines is this week. The Redskins have not looked good this online betting season. They just got by the St. Louis Rams last week but didn’t cover the NFL betting odds. Washington is still laying 6.5 points in NFL lines though. The offense has just one TD in two weeks of NFL lines action. "All you can do is scratch your head," receiver Santana Moss said.

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