Who the Detroit Lions would play during the 2013 season has been known since the 2012 season ended. The home and away opponents break down like this:
Home games: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Road games: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals
It makes for a tough slate of games with the opponents combining for a .539 winning percentage during the 2012 season, the second highest any NFL club will face. Only the Carolina Panthers face a tougher schedule with an opponent 2012 winning percentage of .543
But with the 2013 regular season schedule released this evening, we now know exactly when the Lions will play each opponent:
|Sept. 15||4:05||at Cardinals|
|Sept. 22||1:00||at Redskins|
|Oct. 6||1:00||at Packers|
|Oct. 13||1:00||at Browns|
|Nov. 3||n/a||Bye Week|
|Nov. 10||1:00||at Bears|
|Nov. 17||1:00||at Steelers|
|Dec. 8||1:00||at Eagles|
|Dec. 29||1:00||at Vikings|
The schedule provides two marquee games: the Thanksgiving game against the Packers and the World Champion Ravens on Monday Night Football.
What do you think Lions fans, see a stretch of games that particularly bothers you or do you think the schedule makers were fair to the Lions this year?