Detroit Lions Schedule 2016

Projected Schedule Release Dates for 2016-2017
Thursday Night NFL Kickoff Games: February 17th 2016
International Series Games: February: 17th 2016
Christmas & Thanksgiving Day Games: February 20th 2016
Matchups & Opponents: March 7th 2016
Preseason Schedule Release: March 15th 2016
Regular Season Schedule Release: April 18th 2016

The NFL adheres to a strict schedule grid and 4 year rotation that dictates a home and away game against each team in a given division. Then there will be a split between in conference and out of conference games. Strength of schedule aims to schedule more difficult opponents for more successful teams from the prior year.

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Home: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

Away: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, New York Jets

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Sept. 11, at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25
Sept. 18, Tennessee Titans, 1
Sept. 25, at Green Bay Packers, 1
Oct. 2, at Chicago Bears, 1
Oct. 9, Philadelphia Eagles, 1
Oct. 16, Los Angeles Rams, 1
Oct. 23, Washington Redskins, 1
Oct. 30, at Houston Texans, 1
Nov. 6, at Minnesota Vikings, 1
Nov. 20, Jacksonville Jaguars, 1
Nov. 24, Minnesota Vikings (Thu), 12:30
Dec. 4, at New Orleans Saints, 1
Dec. 11, Chicago Bears, 1
Dec. 18, at New York Giants, 1
Dec. 26, at Dallas Cowboys (Mon), 8:30
Jan. 1, Green Bay Packers, 1