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Lions Vs. Saints, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Detroit Now An 11-Point Underdog

As Saturday night's NFC wild card game in New Orleans gets closer the line continues to grow in favor of the hometown Saints. The Lions are now an 11-point underdog, according to SB Nation's official odds partner, Oddsshark, and much of that line is based on New Orleans' convincing 31-17 win over the Lions earlier this season at the Superdome:

Detroit couldn't beat Green Bay's backups in Week 17 and as punishment their first playoff action is many years is a tough road test against the red-hot New Orleans Saints in Wild Card betting action Saturday.Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's passing yardage record and the Saints reeled off 8 straight wins (and ATS covers) to end the season. The opened as 10-point home chalk here against a Detroit team that may be happy just to make the playoffs.

Detroit's secondary will be tested by Drew Brees, who established three new single-season passing records this season and could be the league's MVP in 2011.

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