Oct 16, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers fight after the game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber- US PRESSWIRE

San Francisco 49ers Open as Solid Favorites Over Detroit Lions


The San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions enter their week two matchup with identical 1-0 records but the way they got there couldn’t have been more different.

The Lions needed a late touchdown to overtake the St. Louis Rams despite being heavily favored. The San Francisco 49ers, on the other hand, went into Lambeau Field and pulled off an impressive upset of the Green Bay Packers.

It’s no surprise that the 49ers are favored over the Lions but some might raise an eyebrow after hearing that the early betting line makes the 49ers 6.5 point favorites. It will be interesting to see how much the line moves throughout the week, if at all. Early money on the Lions will send the number lower while the line will increase if a disproportionate amount of money is put on the 49ers.

Last year’s game played at Ford Field ended in a 25-19 win for the 49ers after they scored the game’s final ten points.

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