Despite their disappointing performance on Thanksgiving, oddsmakers are still favoring the Detroit Lions over the New Orleans Saints in their upcoming matchup. The Lions are currently 3.5-point favorites, with 79% of bets and 98% of the money going towards them.

The Saints have struggled offensively and have dealt with injuries, including a knee injury to wide receiver Michael Thomas. This game is significant as it marks the return of Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn to New Orleans.

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The Lions have been plagued by turnovers in recent weeks, and their defense has been inconsistent. In their last game against the Green Bay Packers, Lions quarterback Jared Goff lost three fumbles and threw three interceptions.

Watch Head Coach Dan Campbell speak with the media about not being prepared enough for the short week against Green Bay. He also gives credit to head coach Matt Lafleur to having his team ready to play:

Michigan sports update by MNS Staff