The Detroit Lions 2017 Schedule Has Been Released, Check Out The Match Ups Below.
While the NFL Draft is coming up next week, the 2017 schedule was released today for all 32 teams in the NFL. Detroit was tied for 27th in schedule toughness before the schedule was released last season. Coming before the announcement of the 2017 schedule, Detroit is ranked 21st for toughest schedule, so with a 9-7 season in the books, Detroit has tougher competition. Check out the schedule below.
- Week 1 vs. Arizona Cardinals 9/10/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 2 at New York Giants 9/18/17 8:30 p.m. ESPN (MNF)
- Week 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons 9/24/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 4 at Minnesota Vikings 10/1/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 5 vs. Carolina Panthers 10/8/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 6 at. New Orleans Saints 10/15/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 7 BYE
- Week 8 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 10/29/17 8:30 p.m. NBC (SNF)
- Week 9 at Green Bay Packers 11/6/17 8:30 p.m. ESPN (MNF)
- Week 10 vs. Cleveland Browns 11/12/17 1 p.m. CBS
- Week 11 at Chicago Bears 11/19/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 12 vs. Minnesota Vikings 11/23/17 12:30 p.m. FOX (Thanksgiving)
- Week 13 at Baltimore Ravens 12/3/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/10/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 15 vs. Chicago Bears 12/16/17 4:30 p.m. NFL Network
- Week 16 at Cincinnati Bengals 12/24/17 1 p.m. FOX
- Week 17 vs. Green Bay Packers 12/31/17 1 p.m. FOX
Overall, Detroit’s schedule seems about equal with last years. The good news is they play the Cleveland Browns and are home against the Steelers and Falcons, two tough games that will be easier with the home crowd on their side. Bad news for Detroit and it is that they play at Chicago and at Green Bay during November and that is when it becomes tougher to play football outside. Also, Green Bay is one of the three prime time games for the Lions, so the crowd will be even louder and crazier come week nine.
Detroit plays Minnesota on Thanksgiving, which should be where Detroit debuts their new throwback jerseys. Detroit has a total of three prime time games; New York, Pittsburgh, Green Bay.
What do you think of the 2017 schedule for the Detroit Lions? Think that Detroit has a chance to get back into the playoffs, or will Detroit sit on the sidelines come January?