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Detroit Lions 2020 regular season schedule released

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Check out the Lions’ entire 2020 schedule right here.

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The Detroit Lions 2020 regular season schedule has been announced. And while the future of football is still in the air right now, we’ve got a tentative plan in place for the 2020 NFL season, and that feels like something.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Lions will open up their 2020 season with two divisional games. First, they will host the season opener against the Chicago Bears. Then they’ll travel to Green Bay for a date in Lambeau in mid-September (thankfully). But if you thought the Lions would get away with no cold outdoor games, I’m afraid that’s not the case. Their second game against the Bears takes place in early December at Soldier Field.

Other notable things from the schedule include a 2012 Thanksgiving rematch against the Houston Texans, another early-year bye (Week 5), and no primetime games—although a couple late games are still to be determined in terms of day and time.

So without further ado, here is the entire Lions’ 2020 regular season schedule.

Week 1 - Sunday, Sep. 13 — vs. Chicago Bears — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 2 - Sunday, Sep. 20 — at Green Bay Packers — 1 p.m ET (FOX)
Week 3 - Sunday, Sep. 27 — at Arizona Cardinals — 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 4 - Sunday, Oct. 4 — vs. New Orleans Saints — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 5 - BYE
Week 6 - Sunday, Oct. 18 — at Jacksonville Jaguars — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 7 - Sunday, Oct. 25 — at Atlanta Falcons — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 8 - Sunday, Nov. 1 — vs. Indianapolis Colts — 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Week 9 - Sunday, Nov. 8 — at Minnesota Vikings — 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Week 10 - Sunday, Nov. 15 — vs. Washington — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 11 - Sunday, Nov. 22 — at Carolina Panthers — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 12 - Thursday, Nov. 26 — vs. Houston Texans — 12:30 p.m. ET (Thanksgiving, CBS)
Week 13 - Sunday, Dec. 6 — at Chicago Bears — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 14 - Sunday, Dec. 13 — vs. Green Bay Packers — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 15 - Saturday, Dec. 19/Sunday, Dec. 20 — at Tennessee Titans — TBD
Week 16 - Saturday, Dec. 26/Sunday, Dec. 27 — vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — TBD
Week 17 - Sunday, Jan. 3 — vs. Minnesota Vikings — 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

The also released their preseason schedule:

Week 1 - August 13-17 — at New England Patriots — TBD
Week 2 - Thursday, Aug. 20 — New York Jets — 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Week 3 - Aug. 27-30 — at Miami Dolphins — TBD
Week 4 - Sept. 3-4 — Buffalo Bills - TBD