The NFL has responded to the allegedly leaked schedule that is making the rounds on the Internet. Predictably, the schedule is not real, according to the league. The official comment from league spokesman Greg Aiello is that the schedule is "bogus."
Even if the leaked schedule is fake, I wish the league would take some cues from it when they make the official schedule for 2012. I really like the prospect of the Detroit Lions starting the regular season with a Monday night game at home against the Green Bay Packers. I also like the idea of having the Seattle Seahawks come to town for a Sunday night game a couple weeks later.
I do think the official schedule will give the Lions at least a few primetime games. In addition to the Thanksgiving game, it's a good bet that the Lions will be playing on a Monday or Sunday night at least a couple times in 2012. The Lions themselves have said they anticipate more primetime games, which makes sense considering they made it to the playoffs last season and have a few young stars.