2018 Detroit Lions Schedule
Wk Gm DATE OPPONENT TV TIME (ET)
1 1 Monday, September 10 NEW YORK JETS ESPN# 7:10 p.m.
2 2 Sunday, September 16 at San Francisco 49ers FOX 4:05 p.m.
3 3 Sunday, September 23 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NBC# 8:20 p.m.
4 4 Sunday, September 30 at Dallas Cowboys FOX 1:00 p.m.
5 5 Sunday, October 7 GREEN BAY PACKERS FOX 1:00 p.m.
6 — Sunday, October 14 *** BYE WEEK ***
7 6 Sunday, October 21 at Miami Dolphins FOX 1:00 p.m.
8 7 Sunday, October 28 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS FOX 1:00 p.m.
9 8 Sunday, November 4 at Minnesota Vikings FOX 1:00 p.m.
10 9 Sunday, November 11 at Chicago Bears FOX 1:00 p.m.
11 10 Sunday, November 18 CAROLINA PANTHERS FOX 1:00 p.m.
12 11 Thursday, November 22 CHICAGO BEARS CBS# 12:30 p.m.
13 12 Sunday, December 2 LOS ANGELES RAMS FOX 1:00 p.m.
14 13 Sunday, December 9 at Arizona Cardinals FOX 4:25 p.m.
15 14 Sunday, December 16 at Buffalo Bills FOX 1:00 p.m.
16 15 Sunday, December 23 MINNESOTA VIKINGS FOX 1:00 p.m.
17 16 Sunday, December 30 at Green Bay Packers FOX 1:00 p.m.
All times Eastern Time (ET); Home Games in BOLD CAPS; # Nationally Televised. DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
NFL Flex Schedule for Dummies
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: “Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17.
- Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks.
- In Weeks 5-16, the NFL schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.
- A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game.
- Flexibility for Saturday games in Weeks 15 and 16 is also part of the 2018 schedule. In Week 15, there will be two games played on Saturday on NFL Network, with the game times of 4:30 PM ET and 8:20 PM ET to be determined.
- In Week 16, two of four possible match ups will be scheduled for Saturday.
- Start times and Saturday games for Week 15 and 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday.For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 30.
- The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights.