Attempting To Guess The Detroit Lions 2017 Schedule


In What May Be One Of The Most Futile Attempts Ever, I Will Try And Guess The Lions Schedule.


Last season, due to a generally weak home schedule for the Lions, it was assumed and assumed correctly that they would host Minnesota in the annual Thanksgiving game. This year, which has more high-profile teams than last especially on the home schedule, creates more possibilities for primetime games.

On the schedule at home this year are the Falcons, Panthers, Steelers, Browns, Cardinals, Vikings, Bears, and Packers. Detroit will be visiting the Saints, Buccaneers, Bengals, Ravens, Giants, Vikings, Bears, and Packers.

Due to the fact that the Lions were a playoff team last year and seem to be on the rise, I expect them to get three to four primetime games including their annual thanksgiving game. Let’s eliminate the teams that the Lions likely won’t play in primetime.

The Lions definitely won’t play the lowly Bears in front of a national audience in their two matchups, and the same goes for the Browns. It’s possible but still unlikely the Lions match up against the Saints, Giants, or Cardinals in primetime.

I think the Lions will play one of their four divisional games against Minnesota and Green Bay in primetime, just figuring out which one will be a complete shot in the dark.

So Here It Goes, The Lions 2017-2018 Schedule:

Week 1:

Lions V. Panthers

FOX 4:15 PM EST (AGTW)

Rod Wood requested the Lions play at home early in the season since the last two seasons they’ve started the year three of four on the road. Cam and the Panthers come to town in a rocking renovated Ford Field.

Week 2:

Lions @ Vikings

NBC 8:30 PM EST (SNF)

In a rematch of the Golden Tate ass-flatten of Andrew Sendejo, the NFL puts the Lions and Vikings in primetime hoping for the same fireworks as last year.

Week 3:

Lions V. Bears

FOX 1 PM EST

Mike Glennon brings the 0-2 Bears to town and they leave 0-3.

Week 4:

Lions @ Bengals

CBS 1 PM EST

The Lions play their first AFC opponent in week 4.

Week 5:

Lions V. Browns

CBS 1 PM EST

The Lions become the first NFL team to ever play a JV High School team.

Week 6:

Bye Week: 35 Lions: 34

Week 7:

Lions V. Packers

FOX 4:15PM (AGTW)

FTP.

Week 8:

Lions @ Buccaneers

ESPN 8:30 PM (MNF)

The NFL pairs two teams on the rise halfway through the season in an intriguing MNF matchup.

Week 9:

Lions V. Falcons

FOX 1PM

Don’t let this distract you from the fact that Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead.

Week 10:

Lions @ Bears

FOX 1PM

Matthew Stafford beats Mike Glennon and his now 0-10 Bears.

Week 11: Lions @ Giants

FOX 1 PM EST

Lions get revenge after last year’s embarrassing loss riding Zach Zenner who makes up for his goal-line fumble with a 250-yard rushing performance you’ll tell your grandkids about.

Week 12:

Lions V. Steelers

CBS 12:30 PM EST (Thanksgiving)

Tony Romo experiences a severe bout of PTSD after he enters Ford Field remembering Stafford’s fake spike and is unable to announce the game. In a pinch, CBS hires Dan Orlovsky and he delivers a ‘Miracle on Ice’ level performance in the booth. Safety Dan replaces Romo as CBS’s #1 color commentator.

Week 13:

Lions V. Cardinals

FOX 1 PM EST

Joe Lombardi attends the game as an anonymous fan then runs on the field during the first drive in an attempt to bench Stafford.

Week 14:

Lions @ Saints

FOX 1 PM EST

Lions make it four in a row against the ‘Aints.

Week 15:

Lions V. Vikings

FOX 1 PM EST

Dubbed as the Riley Reiff revenge game, Ziggy burns him for seven sacks.

Week 16:

Lions @ Ravens

CBS 1 PM EST

Matthew Stafford proves he, not Joe Flacco, is elite.

Week 17:

Lions @ Packers

FOX 1 PM EST (FLEX Possibility)

FTP.

Divisional Round:

Lions V. TBD

TBA

Conference Championship:

Lions V. TBD

TBA

Super Bowl:

Lions V. TBD

NBC 6:30 EST

 

It’s rumored that the NFL schedule will be released Thursday, check back for that announcement and further coverage of the Detroit Lions.

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