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Lions schedule 2015: Various tidbits on this year's slate of games

The Detroit Lions' 2015 schedule has produced a lot of interesting tidbits.

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The Detroit Lions' 2015 schedule was announced on Tuesday night, and it quickly produced numerous interesting tidbits. Here's a rundown of them:

  • The Lions have an amazing six nationally televised games this year, including four in prime time:
  • When the Lions ended their Monday night drought in 2011, it was a big deal. Now, though, Monday night games are commonplace for the Lions.
  • As noted by Tim Twentyman, the Lions' game against the Philadelphia Eagles will mark these teams' first matchup on Thanksgiving since 1968.

  • It's been a while since the Lions had back-to-back prime-time games:
  • It's also been a while since the Lions had a Sunday night game at home:
  • The Lions will open and close the season with three of four games on the road, but they have two three-game homestands in between. On top of that, after opening with three of four on the road, the Lions have three straight home games before a neutral-site game in London. Their bye follows the London trip, and then the Lions will go to Lambeau Field for their first real road game in more than a month.

  • The Lions won't have to deal with much questionable weather at the end of the regular season.
  • Finally, this should be a fun day in Detroit: