The Lions have compiled a 2-6 record this season but for bettors who have backed them, Detroit has been fantastic. But will that change now that Matthew Stafford’s season is over?
Multiple media reports have stated that the shoulder injury Stafford suffered in last week’s loss to the Jets is worse than the one he sustained in the season opener. The injury is believed to be a Grade 3 separation and the injury he suffered in Week 1 was a Grade 2. Seeing as how his Grade 2 injury kept him out six weeks, it stands to reason that the Grade 3 injury will knock him out for the remainder of the year.
So what now for the Lions? They’ve covered in seven of eight games but seeing as how Shaun Hill also remains out with his own injury, chances are Detroit’s success against the spread will eventually cease. Drew Stanton isn’t the same player Stafford is and he’s arguably not the same player Hill is either (which doesn’t say much for Stanton’s abilities).
The Lions are in Buffalo this Sunday and have been made a 3-point underdog according to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com. The over/under total is currently 43 points.
Will the Bills get their first win of the season or will the Lions continue their success covering the spread? (Or both, for that matter.)