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lionsWhile the '72 Dolphins hold the record for an undefeated season, the 2008 Chargers held the record for winning not a single game in an entire season. This caused the most of the coaching staff, including head coach Rod Marinelli, as well as the president and CEO, Matt Millen, to be fired from their positions. They went into the preseason and won every game, but floundered from there on. Going into the 2009 Detroit Lions schedule, they had hired Jim Schwartz as head coach. Their horrific '08 season landed the the first draft pick in the first round, and they picked up Matthew Stafford, the University of Georgia quarterback.

Odds makers have been predicting optimistic results for the Lions in '09. They are "expected" to win at least five games, but this is highly debatable. Detroit does have new coaching staff as well as a slew of new players, but the question is whether or not they will be able to make it happen. The first game of the preseason will be a home game, with the Atlanta Falcons as a visitor. The Detroit Lions 2009 schedule begins the regular season on September 13th, with the Lions traveling to New Orleans to square off against the Saints.


Week 1 - Detroit @ New Orleans - Sunday, September 13th, 2009 - New Orleans has too much offensive power for the Lions; Detroit will probably lose.

Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Preview

Week 2 - Minnesota @ Detroit - Sunday, September 20th, 2009 - Another team with a powerful offense. Minnesota should break on through Detroit's lines, leading to a win.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview

Week 3 - Washington @ Detroit - Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - Higher probability for a win comes at home for Detroit against the Skins. The Skins will have a chance however.

Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions Preview

Week 4 - Detroit @ Chicago - Sunday, October 4th, 2009 - Close game here. Detroit will have to fight hard, and Chicago will clearly have the advantage.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Preview

Week 5 - Pittsburgh @ Detroit - Sunday, October 11th, 2009 - It would honestly be surprising if Detroit manages to breach the defense laid down by 'Burgh even once.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions Preview 

Week 6 - Detroit @ Green Bay - Sunday, October 18th, 2009 - Chalk up another L for the Lions, barring a stroke of good luck or an injury.

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Game Preview

Week 7 - Bye week

Week 8 - St. Louis @ Detroit - Sunday, November 1st, 2009 - Neither team holds a very high rank in the NFL, but the home team should take it.

St. Louis Rams vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview

Week 9 - Detroit @ Seattle - Sunday, November 8th, 2009 - Another clash of two lack luster teams. The vote is leaning toward the home team again.

Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawaks Game Preview

Week 10 - Detroit @ Minnesota - Sunday, November 15th, 2009 - Possible sweep for Minnesota here. If Minnesota lost their first meeting, they won't do so here.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Preview

Week 11 - Cleveland @ Detroit - Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 - It would seem there are quite a few "bad" teams in this conference. This game should go to the home team.

Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview

Week 12 - Green Bay @ Detroit - Thursday, November 26th, 2009 - With some luck, the home team will win on Thanksgiving. Fans will rejoice with Turkey legs.

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview

Week 13 - Detroit @ Cincinnati - Sunday, December 6th, 2009 - The Bengals are expected to obliterate any hope of victory the Lions have early on.

Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Preview

Week 14 - Detroit @ Baltimore - Sunday, December 13th, 2009 - Another loss, this time to the Ravens.

Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Preview

Week 15 - Arizona @ Detroit - Sunday, December 20th, 2009 - Don't expect Detroit to do so hot in this one. Should show both teams with middling to high scores though.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview

Week 16 - San Francisco @ Detroit - Sunday, December 27th, 2009 - The 49ers may give Detroit another W. Should be a fun game though.

Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Game Preview

Week 17 - Chicago @ Detroit - Sunday, January 3rd, 2009 - An additional potential sweep for Detroit. They could easily take this win though.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview