NFL Upset Of The Week: Tim Tebow Leads the Denver Broncos to a Win Over the Detroit Lions
Tim Tebow completed a fourth quarter comeback a week ago against the Miami Dolphins and the craze has begun. The act of “Tebowing” is now the biggest sensation on Twitter. In short, the Denver Broncos believe they have found their savior in Tebow. That will be tested when they host the Detroit Lions this Sunday in Denver.
The NFL Odds for week nine opened with the Detroit Lions as three point favorites and 75% of the betting public jumped on Detroit, dismissing the win from a week ago for the Broncos. This line has not moved and currently still sits at 3 points.
The Detroit Lions come into this game a bit banged up as quarterback Matthew Stafford is day-to-day for this contest with an injured right ankle. Although he is still gimpy he will be suited up for this game against the Broncos. Ndamukong Suh leads the defense and recently he has come under fire for being a dirty player in the NFL. This week he will have his hands full with an impressive offensive line of the Broncos.
The Lions have lost two straight after rattling five straight games to start the season. The main weakness has been the run defense that is surrendering big games against running backs in the league. They are currently the 28th ranked defense against the rush in the NFL. This has opened up the passing game and if the Broncos can get the run established it will be a chance for Tebow to strut his stuff once again.
On offense the Lions are hurt and cannot rush the ball and this is a problem. This makes the Lions one dimensional and will give the Broncos defense a chance to focus on the passing attack of the Lions.
The NFL betting trends against the Lions in this game are incredible. The Lions are 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 road games against a team with a losing home record and 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite. The Lions will have one eye on the bye week and will get upset when they go up against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos this week.
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