Detroit Lions 2019 Regular Season Schedule released; Tough start
The Detroit Lions 2019 regular season schedule has now been released by the NFL. We’ll reveal the schedule plus provide a quick analysis.
After finishing at the bottom of the NFC North division in 2018 with a 6-10 record, the Detroit Lions figured to have a somewhat softer schedule heading into this year. But based on their regular season schedule that was released on Wednesday night, the Motor City will have to defeat some pretty tough opponents to make it back to playoff contention.
Here’s the Lions regular season schedule for the upcoming season …
Detroit Lions 2019 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1: Sept. 8 at Arizona Cardinals
Week 2: Sept. 15 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Week 3: Sept. 22 at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4: Sept. 29 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 5: Bye
Week 6: Oct. 14 at Green Bay Packers
Week 7: Oct. 20 vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 8: Oct. 27 vs. New York Giants
Week 9: Nov. 3 at Oakland Raiders
Week 10: Nov. 10 at Chicago Bears
Week 11: Nov. 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 12: Nov. 24 at Washington Redskins
Week 13: Nov. 28 vs. Chicago Bears
Week 14: Dec. 8 at Minnesota Vikings
Week 15: Dec. 15 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 16: Dec. 21/22 at Denver Broncos
Week 17: Dec. 29 vs. Green Bay Packers
The revamped Lions will be put to the test early during the 2019 regular season. After facing off against the worst team in the NFL last year, the Arizona Cardinals in Week One, Detroit will have to face a murderer’s row of opponents.
With early matchups against the Chargers, Eagles, Chiefs, Packers, and Vikings; there is a real danger the Lions could post a losing record before the midway point of their schedule. Games against the Bears and Cowboys could be difficult to win as well. And there is potential for a bad weather game in Denver, hence the two possible dates.
To start Year Two of the Matt Patricia era in the Motor City, the Detroit Lions will need to get up to speed quickly as they will face some crushing opponents early.