Good news, the Detroit Lions will play at least one game in prime time in 2012. Of course, we only know this because Roger Goodell announced that every NFL team will play in prime time at least once.
The NFL is expanding their Thursday night scheduling to include a game in weeks two through 15 in addition to the annual Thursday night season kick off matchup featuring the defending Super Bowl champion.
The expansion of the Thursday night package also means more games will be on NFL Network and you can bet that cable companies that still don’t carry it will be hearing from their customers.
The NFL schedule likely won’t be available until sometime in April so we’ll have to wait until then to know exactly how the various prime time scenarios play out for the Lions. Even with every team guaranteed an appearance, chances still figure to be good that the Lions appear at least twice, including one on the home portion of the schedule.