The NFL came to Detroit in 1934 when the Portsmouth Spartans moved to the Motor City after four seasons in Ohio and renamed themselves the Lions. Bettors have been making wagers on this team for almost 90 years, making it one of the NFL’s oldest franchises. With the exception of a six year stretch in the 1950’s when Detroit won three NFL Championships and played in a fourth title game, success has been fleeting. The Lions are one of only four teams in the NFL (and only team from the NFC) to never play in the Super Bowl.
On the plus side, the Lions originated the idea of playing on Thanksgiving afternoon giving fans and bettors alike one of the NFL’s great traditions.
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Those Thanksgiving day games are part of a schedule that includes some of the oldest rivalries in football. Two meeting against the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers offer a lot of animosity to go along with all that history. Tough match ups with the Minnesota Vikings round out life in the NFC North.
Detroit Lions Schedule
Whether at home at Ford Field in Detroit or on the road, we have the upcoming schedule and results for every Detroit Lions game available to help you with your wagering research.
Detroit Lions Standings
Those NFC North match ups can change the standings almost weekly. When you want to see how the Lions stack up against their divisional foes, where they stand in the NFC or how they rank in the NFL overall standings our rankings table below provides accurate and up to date information.
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The Detroit Lions success is largely confined to the past with four NFL Championships. The Super Bowl era has been especially cruel to the team as they have yet to play in the big game.
Whether playing the role of spoiler within the NFC North or making the most of their national TV appearance every Thanksgiving the Lions have a role to play in who wins the division or grabs a wild card. Some years they even manage to make the playoffs themselves.
Given the parity around the NFL Detroit football fans and bettors keep hoping at the start of every season that the Lions will finally take their place amongst football’s elite and return the Lions to their championship winning glory days. With some of the oldest rivalries in the NFL on the schedule every year and almost 90 years of history to draw from look no further than here for the best Detroit Lions betting lines LIVE all season long.