One of the more interesting things during last year's offseason was tracking the Super Bowl odds for the Detroit Lions. Over the course of the offseason, their odds got increasingly better not only for making the Super Bowl, but for winning the whole thing. The Lions' odds opened at 40-1 last February, and by July they were at 18-1. After the season began and the Lions won a few games, their odds actually improved to a shocking 10-1.
This offseason, the Lions' odds for the 2013 Super Bowl are opening at 20-1. Given that they went 10-6 and made the playoffs in 2011, it shouldn't be a big surprise that the oddsmakers are giving them a legitimate chance to make a run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
It will be just as interesting this year to track the Lions' odds over the course of the offseason. I have a feeling we could see them drop if the Lions are unable to re-sign certain guys, but they could also improve with a solid draft.