Between the Lions' Week 1 win over the Buccaneers and the Chiefs' blowout loss at home against the Bills, it should come as no surprise that Detroit is the favorite to win the Week 2 matchup between the two teams. After all, the game is going to be at Ford Field, and the Chiefs are not only dealing with the loss to the Bills, but they are also dealing with the loss of safety .
I figured the Lions would open as a touchdown favorite over the Chiefs, but the line is actually a bit higher than that. The Lions opened -8 against the Chiefs, and now the line is -9 on a number of sites. As Mike O'Hara pointed out on Fox Sports Detroit's website, the Lions are entering uncharted territory by being such heavy favorites.
They were favored in only three games last season, all at home, and the biggest spread was 3.5 points over an injury-depleted Vikings team in the last game of the season.
If the Lions continue winning, we could see them be favored to win by a touchdown or more in a number of other games this season. At the very least, they won't be an underdog as often as they have been in the past.