The Detroit Lions' full 2014 schedule has leaked out. Their preseason schedule was announced earlier this month, and their regular-season schedule wasn't supposed to be made public until later on Wednesday. However, the Free Press' Dave Birkett got his hands on the entire schedule, and we now have confirmation of the earlier news that the Lions will open the 2014 season at home on Monday Night Football. We also now know that the Lions will host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving instead of an AFC team.
You can take a look at the full 2014 Lions schedule below (all times Eastern).
Week 1 - Sept. 8 - vs. New York Giants (7:10 p.m., ESPN)
Week 2 - Sept. 14 - at Carolina Panthers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 3 - Sept. 21 - vs. Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 4 - Sept. 28 - at New York Jets (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 5 - Oct. 5 - vs. Buffalo Bills (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 6 - Oct. 12 - at Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 7 - Oct. 19 - vs. New Orleans Saints (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 8 - Oct. 26 - at Atlanta Falcons (9:30 a.m., FOX) | In London, England
Week 9 - BYE
Week 10 - Nov. 9 - vs. Miami Dolphins (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 11 - Nov. 16 - at Arizona Cardinals (4:25 p.m., FOX)
Week 12 - Nov. 23 - at New England Patriots (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 13 - Nov. 27 - vs. Chicago Bears (12:30 p.m., CBS) | On Thanksgiving
Week 14 - Dec. 7 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 15 - Dec. 14 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 16 - Dec. 21 - at Chicago Bears (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 17 - Dec. 28 - at Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., FOX)
The Lions are set to have three nationally televised games this year: the season-opening Monday night game on ESPN, the game in London in Week 8 on FOX and the annual Thanksgiving game in November on CBS. The Lions don't have any Sunday night games scheduled right now, but that could always change via flex scheduling during the season.
What are your thoughts on the Lions' 2014 schedule?