Lions Announce 2018 Schedule

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – The Detroit Lions will open at home for the second-consecutive season after they unveiled their 2018 regular season schedule. The season will feature three nationally-televised games, including Week 1 vs the New York Jets on Monday Night Football at Ford Field.

Season Highlights

In Week 3, NBC’s Sunday Night Football returns to Detroit as the Lions welcome the New England Patriots to Ford Field on September 23. Detroit’s 79th Thanksgiving Day Classic takes place Thursday, November 22 at 12:30pm as the Lions host the Chicago Bears.

The Thanksgiving Day series between the Lions and Bears dates all the way back to Detroit’s inaugural game played November 29, 1934. In 16 previous games between the two clubs, the series is tied 8-8-0 while Detroit is 37-39-2 all time on Thanksgiving Day.

Detroit concludes the 2018 regular season with a road contest against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. The teams have met seven times in the final game of the season since 1993.

2018 Pre-Season Schedule

  • at Oakland Raiders, date and time TBC
  • vs New York Giants, date and time TBC
  • at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, August 24 at 8pm
  • vs Cleveland Browns, date and time TBC

2018 Regular Season Schedule

  • vs New York Jets, September 10 at 7:10pm
  • at San Francisco 49ers, September 18 at 4:05pm
  • vs New England Patriots, September 23 at 8:20pm
  • at Dallas Cowboys, September 30 at 1pm
  • vs Green Bay Packers, October 7 at 1pm
  • Bye Week, October 14
  • at Miami Dolphins, October 21 at 1pm
  • vs Seattle Seahawks, October 28 at 1pm
  • at Minnesota Vikings, November 4 at 1pm
  • at Chicago Bears, November 11 at 1pm
  • vs Carolina Panthers, November 18 at 1pm
  • vs Chicago Bears, November 22 at 12:30pm
  • vs Los Angeles Rams, December 2 at 1pm
  • at Arizona Cardinals, December 9 at 4:25pm
  • at Buffalo Bills, December 18 at 1pm
  • vs Minnesota Vikings, December 23 at 1pm
  • at Green Bay Packers, December 30 at 1pm

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