Looking at the Detroit Lions 2023 regular season schedule, these half-dozen games can be comfortably marked as wins.
The NFL makes a television show out of its schedule release, in an effort to rule every month on the calendar and keep itself in the conversation 365 days of the year. For some it’s “just tell me when it’s out” regarding the schedule, after all the leaks (approved and official from the league of not).
Thursday night, the entire 2023 regular season schedule came out, and the record predictions have naturally followed.
Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions 2023 schedule.
Week 1: at Kansas City Chiefs (Thursday Night Football)
Week 2: vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 3: vs. Atlanta Falcons
Week 4: at Green Bay Packers (Thursday Night Football)
Week 5: vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 7: at Batimore Ravens
Week 8: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (Monday Night Football)
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: at Los Angeles Chargers
Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears
Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: at New Orleans Saints
Week 14: at Chicago Bears
Week 15: vs. Denver Broncos
Week 16: at Minnesota Vikings
Week 17: at Dallas Cowboys (Saturday night)
Week 18: vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Lions will have five nationally televised games this season, including two Thursday nights in the first month and the Week 17 Saturday night against the Cowboys. The league clearly expects the Lions to be good.
If the Lions are going to meet those expectations they will have to win the games they’re “supposed to”, and there are some of those on the slate. Here are six that can comfortably be marked as wins….on the way to a division title?