If the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans each win one game in 2021, they will both exceed expectations according to one Las Vegas Sports Book.
The Lions and Texans are currently underdogs in all 17 games they’ll play next year after both franchises are in the midst of major roster overhauls. The Lions sent Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in return for Jared Goff and the Houston Texans, who already shipped DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona last year have a disgruntled franchise quarterback — Deshaun Watson — who refuses to play another snap for them. The team has Tyrod Taylor as a potential veteran QB, and selected Davis Mills with its first 2021 NFL Draft pick, which came in the third round.
The closest the Texans come to being favored to win a game comes in Week 12, when the Jets arrive as one-point favorites. That line can always change. Not only that, they are double-digit underdogs in five games, and they are favored to lose by a touchdown or more 10 times.
The Detroit Lions open their 2021 season at home against the San Francisco 49ers, before a trip to face the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 2.