The NFL schedule that was posted on an obscure blogspot site as a leak turned out to be fake but it turns out that one of the games on the Lions version is exactly correct. Here’s the quote from Tom Lewand as posted on DetroitLions.com:
One of my contacts at the league office said exactly one of the games, even though they don’t have the schedule complete, is accurate. I’ll leave it to you guys to speculate.
This quote is sure to get a lot of Lions fans excited because the fake schedule featured prime time games against the Packers and Seahawks for two of the first three games of the season. However, it’s very likely that the one game the fake schedulemaker got right is the Thanksgiving matchup with the Houston Texans.
Wow, you say, he got one right! What are the odds? Well, if it is indeed the Thanksgiving game then the odds were 50-50. It is the Lions turn to host an AFC opponent (the Cowboys will host an NFC opponent) and the Texans and Colts are the only two AFC that will visit Ford Field in 2012. Even still, the Texans have been to be the favorite to make the trip to Detroit for turkey day since January.
The Lions are still expected to be featured in prime time a couple times next season. It just won’t be exactly as laid out in the fake schedule. We should know exact details in the next couple weeks when the NFL releases the official schedule.