OT - Most of Detroit Lions 2015 Home \ Away Schedule Released

Submitted by BlueCube on July 15th, 2014 at 9:41 PM

The majority of the Lions 2015 schedule was released. There are two games to be determined based on 2014 outcomes. The schedule looks brutal based on 2013 results. The Lions finally get a home game against Arizona.

 

2015 home opponents: Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals.

2015 away opponents: Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams.

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NittanyFan

July 15th, 2014 at 10:31 PM ^

since visiting Ford Field.  Every other NFL team has been in Detroit since.

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Looking back at 2-November-2003, it was a rather memorable game (sarcasm):

Joey Harrington out-dueled the combination of Rick Mirer (!!!) and Marques Tuiasosopo as Detroit won 23-13.  

Mirer and Tuiasosopo combined for 190 yards on 39 passes, with 0 TDs and 3 Interceptions.

Olandis Gary and Cory Schlesinger had the 2 Detroit touchdowns.  

The Lions' victory moved them to 2-6 on the season, and was only their 2nd win in their last 16 games.  

NOLA Wolverine

July 15th, 2014 at 10:11 PM ^

Peyton's gotta be slowing down by that time, so hopefully that Denver game is easier than it looks today. Not excited to be playing the Rams, they look like they're going to be brutal to play in the future. 

LSAClassOf2000

July 15th, 2014 at 10:35 PM ^

By many metrics, the Lions schedule for this year is somewhat middling if you base it on their performance on 2013, so while it is rather difficult to project with much accuracy what they would do in 2015 right now, if you had to use the most current data, I would think that 2015 is in the upper half of difficulty on the NFL spectrum. That doesn't look terribly easy based on 2013 data.

Larry

July 16th, 2014 at 3:41 PM ^

You're correct, the Lions and Cowboys alternate turns on Fox and CBS each Thanksgiving. However, it looks like you missed the NFL's change in that rotation (akin to the B1G changing rotations so we have to go to MSU and OSU). Fox will have the Lions for a second straight year in 2014, so it should be CBS' turn in 2015. CBS being the broadcaster of a Lions home game means an AFC opponent, so assuming no more NFL fiddling, it'll have to be Oakland or Denver -- likely the latter.

redwhiteandMGOBLUE

July 16th, 2014 at 12:28 AM ^

Lions 21, Packers 17 (December 15, 1991) – The Lions staved off a last minute comeback attempt by the Packers offense led by quarterback Mike Tomczak to wrap up a four-point victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field. The game remains the last time the Lions defeated the Packers in the state of Wisconsin, as the Packers currently hold a 23-game home winning streak in the series.

Packers home winning streak (1992-present) – The Lions have not beaten the Packers in a road game since 1991. With the Packers' 22-9 home win over the Lions on October 6, 2013, the Packers have defeated the Lions in the state of Wisconsin 23 times in a row, including a Wild Card Playoff game on December 31, 1994. The last Lions victory in Wisconsin was a 21-17 win on December 15, 1991.

alum96

July 17th, 2014 at 3:41 PM ^

Based on current projections that is pretty brutal but a lot can change in 14 months.  The NFC west has become a power division - and yes it is funny how we play Arizona annually as if it is a protected rivalry.  They are now very good on defense and St Louis in 12 months might be too.