The Detroit Lions and the rest of the NFL will release the entire 2022 schedule at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night. But throughout the day, several games will leak along the way, allowing us to slowly build out the schedule before the official release. That’s what this post is for.
We already know the 17 opponents the Lions will be facing this year. That much is laid out by a pretty standard process. This year, the Lions will have their normal six divisional games, they’ll play every team in the NFC East, and every team in the AFC East. Additionally, they have a bonus home game against an AFC opponent (Jaguars) thanks to the recent move to a 17-game schedule.
As a reminder, here are the home and away opponents for the 2022 season.
We’ll be adding the rumors to the tracker below as they come in, so stick right here and keep hitting that refresh button until 8 p.m. ET.
NOTE: There will be a lot of false rumors that spread in the next 12 hours, so we will only be adding rumors from trusted sources to our tracker.
Lions schedule rumor trackers
- Lions will close out the season in Lambeau against Packers (Date/Time still not leaked) — Source: Kyle Cousineau
- Lions open the season at home vs. the Eagles — Source: Jeff McLane
- Lions will travel to New England in Week 5 — Source: Karen Guregian
- Lions vs. Bills for Thanksgiving — Source: Buffalo Rumblings
- Full Bears schedule has been released. Chicago hosts Detroit in Week 10; they visit the Lions in Week 17 — Source: Danny Parkins
- Lions vs. Giants Week 11 — Source: Marc Malusis
Schedule thus far:
Week 1 — vs. Eagles — 1 p.m. ET
Week 2 —
Week 3 —
Week 4 —
Week 5 — at Patriots — 1 p.m. ET
Week 6 —
Week 7 —
Week 8 —
Week 9 —
Week 10 — at Bears
Week 11 — at Giants — Sunday, November 20
Week 12 — vs. Bills — 12:30 p.m. ET — CBS (Thanksgiving)
Week 13 —
Week 14 —
Week 15 —
Week 16 —
Week 17 — vs. Bears
Week 18 — at Packers