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Wednesday open thread: How many primetime games will the Lions have in 2021?

The schedule releases Wednesday night.

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We are now in the stretch of the offseason where the most exciting thing to look forward to is the schedule release, set for Wednesday at 8:00 PM, EST. The Detroit Lions have what looks to be a brutal schedule based on last year’s opponents, and being in rebuild mode they’re not expected to compete for much, bringing into question what kind of TV crowds they’ll draw. So that leads us to our question of the day:

Question of the day: How many primetime games will the Lions have in 2021?

My answer: I’ll go with two.

Thanksgiving is a gimme. That leaves 16 more games, and frankly, I’ve seen too many awful Thursday Night Football matchups to think that, with their luck, the Lions will probably get slotted into a meaningless Week 14 game against a team with eight more wins than them in a national spotlight.

There’s also the whole Matthew Stafford revenge game thing that could draw quite a crowd. Other than those, though, odds are slim the Lions get anything meaningful.

How many primetime games do you think the Lions will have? Let’s hear it.

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How many primetime games will the Lions have in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    1
    (262 votes)
  • 39%
    2
    (220 votes)
  • 12%
    3
    (68 votes)
  • 1%
    4+
    (11 votes)
561 votes total Vote Now