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So, what are your thoughts? Lots of primetime games for us out of the market viewing area, but man, those road games...not a Lions forte for the last few years. Plus, Thanksgiving having the Bears play at Lambeau? Always thought the Packers and Lions turkey day games helped keep a rivalry going.

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April 21st, 2015, 9:01 pm
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With the uncertainty of how our defense is going to look with Ngata instead of Suh, I can't see any better than 8-8.


April 21st, 2015, 11:55 pm
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Pleased that the number of primetime games means the Lions are perhaps relevant for the first time in my history as a fan.

From a selfish point of view, disappointed with the number of games I will struggle to watch live thanks to the time difference.

On the plus side: I'm hoping to be in Chicago around New Year, so may get to see 2 Lions games live.

Overall, though, looks like a tough schedule to me. If we're a playoff team this year I'll be impressed.


April 22nd, 2015, 9:37 am
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Here is the schedule:

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Sept. 13, Fox
Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Fox
Week 3: Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27, NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Week 4: at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 5: Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oct. 11, Fox
Week 6: Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Fox
Week 7: Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Oct. 25, Fox
Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs (London), 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1, Fox
Week 9: Bye week
Week 10: at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Fox
Week 11: Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m. Nov. 22, CBS
Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Fox (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Dec. 3, CBS/NFL Network (Thursday Night Football)
Week 14: at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Dec. 13, Fox
Week 15: at New Orleans Saints, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 16: San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. Dec. 27, Fox
Week 17: at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Jan. 3, Fox

looks pretty brutal to me - no easy stretches at all, better win the first two...

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April 22nd, 2015, 9:47 am
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The Seahawks, Cardinals and Packers are probably going to be pretty good teams.
The Bears, 49ers, Raiders, and Saints will probably be bad teams.
The Chargers, Vikings, Broncos, Chiefs, Eagles and Rams -- too hard to say.


April 22nd, 2015, 10:13 am
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It looks brutal. At first glance it looks like we have about 12 road games lol.

I still expect good things. "The schedule was too hard" is a terrible excuse for not performing. We've been a middling team long enough and I expect the team to finally take that next step to become that team other teams(and fans) worry about when they see them on the schedule. If we can navigate through this slate of games, we are a legit super bowl contender in the playoffs. No more excuses for these guys. And hopefully, no more heavy hearts when we see good teams on the schedule. The Lions deserve to be in prime time and I can't wait to see the alternate uniforms.

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April 22nd, 2015, 10:14 am
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From week 5 to 13, we've got one true road game, one London game, all the rest are home. That's 7 games right there that should be winnable, with the only true road game being at Green Bay in week 10. Those 8 games have a good chance of defining our season.

Six nationally televised games... When they're on national television, the refs can't just hose us continually without it biting them in the rectum, so it's at least 6 games that should be called evenly, especially with all the scrutiny on refs lately.

Seahawks don't scare me early in the season. They lost a bunch of their secondary to free agency along with their DC.

Cardinals same thing. Lost DC, and even going down big early and doing nothing offensively for the first half, we still had a chance to win that one.

Sure it's a tough schedule, but one that should challenge us and help us improve. You don't get better playing against worse. You might rack up wins but you can't step up your game unless you play better teams. And that's what's needed most for this team. They need to step it up a notch to take the next step.


April 22nd, 2015, 11:09 am
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njroar wrote:
From week 5 to 13, we've got one true road game, one London game, all the rest are home. That's 7 games right there that should be winnable, with the only true road game being at Green Bay in week 10. Those 8 games have a good chance of defining our season.

Six nationally televised games... When they're on national television, the refs can't just hose us continually without it biting them in the rectum, so it's at least 6 games that should be called evenly, especially with all the scrutiny on refs lately.

Seahawks don't scare me early in the season. They lost a bunch of their secondary to free agency along with their DC.

Cardinals same thing. Lost DC, and even going down big early and doing nothing offensively for the first half, we still had a chance to win that one.

Sure it's a tough schedule, but one that should challenge us and help us improve. You don't get better playing against worse. You might rack up wins but you can't step up your game unless you play better teams. And that's what's needed most for this team. They need to step it up a notch to take the next step.



Did you miss the playoff game in Dallas last year or something? (Bolder part)


April 22nd, 2015, 1:24 pm
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Pablo wrote:
Here is the schedule:

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Sept. 13, Fox
Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Fox
Week 3: Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27, NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Week 4: at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 5: Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oct. 11, Fox
Week 6: Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Fox
Week 7: Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Oct. 25, Fox
Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs (London), 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1, Fox
Week 9: Bye week
Week 10: at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Fox
Week 11: Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m. Nov. 22, CBS
Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Fox (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Dec. 3, CBS/NFL Network (Thursday Night Football)
Week 14: at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Dec. 13, Fox
Week 15: at New Orleans Saints, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 16: San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. Dec. 27, Fox
Week 17: at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Jan. 3, Fox

looks pretty brutal to me - no easy stretches at all, better win the first two...


That first 4 games is absolutely brutal. But, we have the opportunity to slay the last 3 dragons we have not been able to slay yet.

1: Lions have never won a game in San Diego. If the Chargers trade Phillip Rivers, this game could be a gift for us.
2: the Laimo losing streak. Early enough in the season that the Lions nuts shouldn't be in hiding.
3: if we can survive this schedule and make the playoffs, this is a schedule that will battle harden us like none other. The Super Bowl appearance could finally happen. Butttttttt. Probably not.


April 22nd, 2015, 1:33 pm
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The last four weeks should be pretty easy.


April 22nd, 2015, 1:52 pm
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Just realized that between the first 4 games and the last 4, we are the road team in 6 out of those 8 games.

What the hell is wrong with the schedule maker?


April 22nd, 2015, 1:57 pm
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I can see 9-7 and maybe 10-6 at best. Rough start to the season, I could easily see us at 1-5.


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BillySims wrote:
njroar wrote:
From week 5 to 13, we've got one true road game, one London game, all the rest are home. That's 7 games right there that should be winnable, with the only true road game being at Green Bay in week 10. Those 8 games have a good chance of defining our season.

Six nationally televised games... When they're on national television, the refs can't just hose us continually without it biting them in the rectum, so it's at least 6 games that should be called evenly, especially with all the scrutiny on refs lately.

Seahawks don't scare me early in the season. They lost a bunch of their secondary to free agency along with their DC.

Cardinals same thing. Lost DC, and even going down big early and doing nothing offensively for the first half, we still had a chance to win that one.

Sure it's a tough schedule, but one that should challenge us and help us improve. You don't get better playing against worse. You might rack up wins but you can't step up your game unless you play better teams. And that's what's needed most for this team. They need to step it up a notch to take the next step.



Did you miss the playoff game in Dallas last year or something? (Bolder part)


Without it biting them in the rectum is the key part of that sentence. Did you see how many new refs they brought in? Which means they fired/replaced refs. The media ripped the NFL on the officiating between that week and the week after, that they were forced to make change. You think if they show bias in week 3, that the league isn't going to be issuing warnings before week 4 in Seattle? I think since the major markets haven't seen some of the bogus calls against us, when we're on national tv more, they will have to be less biased or there will be stories galore about them.


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Has anyone seen the video of Glover Quin's take on the schedule? It's on the team website. Really good stuff.

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