NFC North Odds: Lions Make Huge Leap with Kirk Cousins Injury


The Detroit Lions have been favorites to win the NFC North for most of this season, it’s seeming like a divisional title is a sure thing according to oddsmakers.

The fallout of Kirk Cousins rupturing his Achilles tendon has made the Lions the team with the best odds to win their division in all of the NFL, and it’s not even close!

Of course, no fan wants to celebrate an injury, but it’s hard to ignore what this means for Detroit.

Let’s dig into how this changes Detroit’s chances of winning the NFC North (and learn how to win $200 in bonus bets at BetMGM).

NFC North Odds

The Lions were listed inside -400 odds to win the division just last week. Now? They’ve shifted all the way to -1200!

The next team listed is the Vikings (1.5 games back) at +1200 odds, and playing without Cousins AND Justin Jefferson for some time is certainly no recipe for success – especially considering Minnesota’s porous defense.

With Minnesota lacking firepower, it’s hard to envision a world in which Detroit doesn’t win this division.

The Packers and Bears are dealing with offensive woes of their own and are ALREADY three wins behind the Lions.

Then you also have to consider how easy Detroit’s remaining schedule is shaping up to be. The Lions currently have just one more winning team to play (Dallas) in their final 10 games!

As Lions fans, we’re all well-aware that we shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves, but we now have a LOT less reason to worry about a divisional title and that’s reason enough to be optimistic.

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