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Detroit Lions Schedule

2016 Pre-Season and Regular Season

(*** DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***)

PRESEASON

Wk    Gm          DATE              OPPONENT              TV          TIME (ET)

PS1 1 Friday, August 12 at Pittsburgh Steelers WJBK-TV FOX 2 7:30 p.m.

PS2 2 Thursday, August 18 CINCINNATI BENGALS WJBK-TV FOX 2 7:30 p.m.

PS3 3 Saturday, August 27 at Baltimore Ravens WJBK-TV FOX 2 7:00 p.m.

PS4 4 Thursday, September 1 BUFFALO BILLS WJBK-TV FOX 2 7:30 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON

Wk  Gm         DATE               OPPONENT            TV    TIME (ET)
1      1 Sunday, September 11 at Indianapolis Colts FOX 4:25 p.m.

2      2 Sunday, September 18 TENNESSEE TITANS CBS 1:00 p.m.

3      3 Sunday, September 25 at Green Bay Packers FOX 1:00 p.m.

4      4 Sunday, October 2 at Chicago Bears FOX 1:00 p.m.

5      5 Sunday, October 9 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FOX 1:00 p.m.

6      6 Sunday, October 16 LOS ANGELES RAMS FOX 1:00 p.m.

7      7 Sunday, October 23 WASHINGTON REDSKINS FOX 1:00 p.m.

8      8 Sunday, October 30 at Houston Texans FOX 1:00 p.m.

9      9 Sunday, November 6 at Minnesota Vikings FOX 1:00 p.m.

10 — Sunday, November 13 *** BYE WEEK ***

11     10 Sunday, November 20 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS CBS 1:00 p.m.

12      11 Thursday, November 24 MINNESOTA VIKINGS CBS# 12:30 p.m.

13      12 Sunday, December 4 at New Orleans Saints FOX 1:00 p.m.

14      13 Sunday, December 11 CHICAGO BEARS FOX 1:00 p.m.

15      14 Sunday, December 18 at New York Giants FOX 1:00 p.m.

16      15 Monday, December 26 at Dallas Cowboys ESPN# 8:30 p.m.

17      16 Sunday, January 1 GREEN BAY PACKERS FOX 1:00 p.m.

 

The NFL Flex Schedule for Dummies

  • Begins Sunday of Week 5
  • In effect during Weeks 5-17
  • Up to 2 games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Weeks 5-10
  • Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window.
  • The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET.
  • The majority of games on Sundays will be listed at 1:00 p.m. ET during flex weeks except for games played in Pacific or Mountain Time zones which will be listed at 4:05 or 4:15 p.m. ET.
  • No impact on Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games.
  • The NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC) and announce as early as possible the game being played at 8:15 p.m. ET. The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game. The NFL may also announce games moving to 4:05 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. ET.
  • Week 17 start time changes could be decided on 6 days notice to ensure a game with playoff implications.
  • The NBC Sunday night time slot in “flex” weeks will list the game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night.
  • Fans and ticket holders must be aware that NFL games in flex weeks are subject to change 12 days in advance (6 days in Week 17) and should plan accordingly.
  • NFL schedules all games.
  • Teams will be informed as soon as they are no longer under consideration or eligible for a move to Sunday night.