The NFL Network aired a schedule release show on April 14th that captured all 32 NFL Teams regular season schedules for 2016. The Lions finished 3rd in the NFC North last season with a 7-9 record. This season, there is not much to see as far as prime time opportunities are concerned. Detroit only has one Monday Night Football game and that doesn’t happen until Week 16 against Dallas, but the tradition continues as they get to play on Thanksgiving at home against the Minnesota Vikings. See the full Detroit Lions 2016 schedule below (Times are EST)

Preseason




Game 1 – Friday, August 12 @Pittsburgh Steelers (7:30pm)

Game 2 – Thursday, August 18 vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7:30pm)

Game 3 – Saturday, August 27 @Baltimore Ravens (7:00pm)

Game 4 – Thursday, September 1 vs. Buffalo Bills (7:30pm)

Regular Season

Week 1 – Sunday, September 11 @ Indianapolis Colts (3:25pm/FOX)

Week 2 – Sunday, September 18 vs. Tennessee Titans (1:00pm/CBS)

Week 3 – Sunday, September 25 @ Green Bay Packers (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 4 – Sunday, October 2 @ Chicago Bears (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 5 – Sunday, October 9 vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 6 – Sunday, October 16 vs. St Louis Rams (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 7 – Sunday, October 23 vs. Washington Redskins (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 8 – Sunday, October 30 @ Houston Texans (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 9 – Sunday, November 6 @ Minnesota Vikings (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 10 – BYE

Week 11 – Sunday, November 20 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1:00pm/CBS)

Week 12 – Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) vs. Minnesota Vikings (12:30pm/CBS)

Week 13 – Sunday, December 4 @ New Orleans Saints (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 14 – Sunday, December 11 vs. Chicago Bears (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 15 – Sunday, December 18 @ New York Giants (1:00pm/FOX)

Week 16 – Monday, December 26 @ Dallas Cowboys (8:30pm/ESPN)

Week 17 – Sunday, January 1 vs. Green Bay Packers (1:00pm/FOX)