On Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Detroit Lions will release their entire schedule for the 2021 NFL season. By the end of the day, we’ll know what new head coach Dan Campbell will be up against in his first season leading the Lions. But as the day progresses, we’ll likely see some of the schedule leaked before then.
Of course, we already know the 14 different teams the Lions will be facing this year, and which games will be home and which will be away. All that remains to be revealed are the dates, times, television schedules, and bye weeks for each team. Players are always eager to hunt down the bye week, while fans are hungry to know how often their team will be broadcast in primetime.
As a reminder, here’s what we know already for the 2021 schedule:
Home opponents: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Cardinals, 49ers, Ravens, Bengals, Eagles
Away opponents: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Browns, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Facons, Broncos
So stick right here from now until 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday as we provide the latest leaks and news regarding the Lions’ 2021 schedule.
Lions schedule rumor trackers
- ESPN’s Field Yates is reporting the Lions will open the 2021 season at home vs. the 49ers.
- Several sources now report Lions vs. Bears on Thanksgiving
- The Lions will not play in London, the NFL announced on Wednesday
- Per Dave Birkett, Week 14 is vs. Broncos.
- Week 2: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL vs. Packers
- The Bears’ schedule has been leaked: Lions in Week 4 and 12.
Note: I know there are some rumors out there from Tuesday, but we are choosing not to run with them until they come from a more trusted source.
Schedule thus far:
Week 1 — vs. 49ers — Sunday, September 12 — 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 2 — at Packers — Monday, September 20 — 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 3 —
Week 4 — at Bears
Week 5 —
Week 6 —
Week 7 —
Week 8 —
Week 9 —
Week 10 —
Week 11 —
Week 12 — vs. Bears — Thursday, November 25 — 12:30 p.m. ET
Week 13 —
Week 14 — at Broncos — Sunday, December 12
Week 15 —
Week 16 —
Week 17 —
Week 18 — vs. Packers — Sunday, January 9