The hype surrounding the Detroit Lions was already through the roof before their matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, but now it’s hit a whole new stratosphere after they delivered a shocking win a Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
Commissioner Roger Goodell told NBC prior to the game that the Lions had earned the right to play in the opener and they delivered in every way.
With Lions fans attending Arrowhead Stadium in droves, chanting ‘Let’s go Lions,’ the hottest team in the NFL was able to hold on to a narrow 21-20 victory.
As a result, oddsmakers are giving Jared Goff and Co. a little more respect in what they might be able to do as the season progresses.
The Lions’ odds shortened from +2200 to +1600 following the victory. They are now the eighth favorite to win the Super Bowl, ahead of teams like the Ravens and Chargers.
Regardless of what others may think of the victory, Detroit still heads home to play the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field with a record of 1-0.
Jared Goff showcased his skills, throwing for 253 yards and a touchdown. He continues to play well and the Lions will pull off even more shocking wins this year.
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