#1 draft pick Matthew Stafford is dealing with an injured knee while backup Daunte Culpepper has a hamstring injury.
Third string quarterback Drew Stanton had to play in the NFL lines loss to Green Bay on Sunday.
NFL betting odds at the sportsbook are going to have Detroit as an underdog most of the time but the Lions do have winnable games against St. Louis and Cleveland on the schedule. They won’t be as winnable in NFL betting odds if the Lions don’t have a healthy quarterback though. The key for Detroit in NFL betting odds is getting Stafford healthy. The rookie has had swelling in his knee and an MRI has been scheduled. The Lions are hoping that surgery is not needed and that the bye week in NFL betting odds and the extra rest will help Stafford.
Things did not go well for the Lions without Stafford on Sunday in sports betting as they were routed in NFL lines by the Packers. Stafford didn’t play, Culpepper got hurt early and the team was without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson who has a thigh injury and the team was non-competitive in NFL betting odds.
In the NFL betting odds loss to Green Bay, Stanton was 5 of 11 for 57 yards and two interceptions. It was the first time in almost two years that Green Bay has won in NFL betting odds by shutting a team out. The last time it happened was in November of 2007 when they beat the Vikings 34-0 in NFL lines.
The Lions have been so pathetic at Green Bay lately in NFL betting odds that Sunday’s loss was their 18th in a row at Lambeau Field. The Lions last won at Green Bay in 1991. "I felt the game today started with defense," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. "I thought they played at a very high level by holding Detroit to no points. Home wins and individual wins are very important."
NFL betting odds stats indicate that Culpepper was 6-for-14 for 48 yards and an interception. "It is very disappointing, frustrating and embarrassing to me," said Culpepper. "We need to figure out a way to move down the field and put points on the board. It is as simple as that."
Detroit has next week off in NFL betting odds before hosting St. Louis in a game in which they could actually be favored in NFL lines.