Homebound Lions favored to beat Seattle by touchdown

Lions enter game 1-2

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions and teammates wait to come onto the field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) (Adam Bettcher, 2022 Getty Images)

DETROIT – A couple of weeks ago, the Detroit Lions were favored in a game for the first time in nearly two years. They were 1.5 point favorites vs. Washington.

For this week’s matchup vs. Seattle, they’ve opened as six point favorites, according to FanDuel. That’s the biggest spread favoring the Lions in a long, long time.

Detroit is coming off a heartbreaking, last-minute loss to the Vikings on Sunday, where head coach Dan Campbell took the blame for a late-game decision that backfired on the Lions. But the oddsmakers are picking Detroit to bounce back on Sunday vs. the 1-2 Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks, now led by quarterback Geno Smith, have lost their last two games after beating Denver in Week 1.

The Lions won all three of their games last year at home, and won their only game this year at home vs. Washington. The Lions haven’t won a road game since Campbell took over.

The Lions and Seahawks played last year, with Russell Wilson still wearing a Seattle jersey. The Lions gave up 51 points in a blowout loss.

The Lions and Seahawks kickoff at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Ford Field.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.