The Detroit Lions entered the offseason with as much hype surrounding them as any team in the NFL. And after knocking off the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead in Week 1, they continue to add supporters to the hype train.
In Week 2, the Lions will be at home for the first time in the 2023 season, hosting the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup at Ford Field. With the energy surrounding this team rising, Detroit coaches are preparing for a stadium full of excited Lions fans.
“I’m expecting it to be loud,” coach Dan Campbell said of the expected crowd noise at Ford Field. “I know what Arrowhead is—and it was loud. I expect it to be louder than that. I really do. I just know our fans. It’ll be to the point where you can’t hear yourself think.”
Ford Field has sold out all of their available season tickets, but on Tuesday, the Lions announced, that there was an additional limited supply of standing room only tickets available for this game as well.
Seattle has been a thorn in the Lions' sides in recent meetings—winning shootouts each of the last two seasons—and many of the Lions players/staff, including defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, have revenge on their minds.
“I hear you guys talk about how they have a bad taste in their mouth, well hell, I’ve got one in my mouth too,” Glenn said. “We gave up 50 points damn near twice. So, our guys will be ready to play. They’ll be ready to play.”
In case you missed them earlier in the week, here are a few articles that may interest you ahead of this game:
- Opening Odds: Lions open as one of biggest Week 2 favorites vs. Seattle Seahawks
- The Honolulu Blueprint: 5 keys to a Lions victory over the Seahawks
- Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks preview, prediction: On Paper
- Detroit Lions Week 2 scouting report: What happened to the Seattle Seahawks?
- Former Seahawk K.J. Wright praises Lions OL in excellent film breakdown
- 5 Questions preview: Lions pass rush could make for a “long Sunday” for shorthanded Seahawks
- Lions fans most concerned about Seahawks bouncing back after loss
Injury news and updates
- Lions injury designations: 3 ruled OUT, Taylor Decker is Doubtful
- UPDATE: Decker downgraded to OUT
- Lions considering multiple OL combinations with Taylor Decker’s status in doubt
- DE Josh Paschal suffers injury, could miss “a little bit” of time
- DE Josh Paschal and Kahlil Dorsey were placed on injured reserve
Important info for those making the trip to Ford Field
Week 2: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field — Detroit, Michigan
Online streaming: NFL+
TV announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (full list of radio affiliates here)
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown, T.J. Lang
Betting line: Lions by -4.5, per DraftKings Sportsbook
Coverage Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports