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List Of Detroit Lions' 2012 Opponents

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The schedule for the Detroit Lions and the rest of the NFL won't be released until April. We do already know which teams are on the Lions' schedule for next season, though. Because the NFL schedule is based on a rotation and matchups related to how the standings shake out, the Lions' list of opponents was locked into place after Sunday's games. Here they are:

Home: Packers, Vikings, Bears, Rams, Seahawks, Texans, Colts, Falcons

Away: Packers, Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, 49ers, Jaguars, Titans, Eagles

The Lions will take on the NFC West and AFC South in 2012, in addition to the NFC North teams home and away. They will also take on the Falcons and Eagles since the Lions came in second in the NFC North. The Falcons and Eagles finished second in the NFC South and NFC East, respectively, which is why the Lions drew them for next season.

For more analysis on the schedule, check out my post from Saturday.