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2024 Schedule Release

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Lions announce 2024 schedule

Allen Park, Mich.— The Detroit Lions announced today their 2024 regular season schedule that features nine nationally-televised games, including at least one on each broadcast network, and five prime-time games.

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1 Sunday, September 8 vs. Los Angeles Rams 8:20 p.m. NBC
2 Sunday, September 15 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 p.m. FOX
3 Sunday, September 22 at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 p.m. FOX
4 Monday, September 30 vs. Seattle Seahawks 8:15 p.m. ABC
6 Sunday, October 13 at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 p.m. FOX
7 Sunday, October 20 at Minnesota Vikings 1:00 p.m. FOX
8 Sunday, October 27 vs. Tennessee Titans 1:00 p.m. FOX
9 Sunday, November 3 at Green Bay Packers 4:25 p.m. FOX
10 Sunday, November 10 at Houston Texans 8:20 p.m. NBC
11 Sunday, November 17 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 p.m. CBS
12 Sunday, November 24 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 p.m. FOX
13 Thursday, November 28 vs. Chicago Bears 12:30 p.m. CBS
14 Thursday, December 5 vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m. PRIME
15 Sunday, December 15 vs. Buffalo Bills 4:25 p.m. CBS
16 Sunday, December 22 at Chicago Bears 1:00 p.m. FOX
17 Monday, December 30 at San Francisco 49ers 8:15 p.m. ESPN/ABC
18 TBD vs. Minnesota Vikings TBD TBD

The Lions' campaign to defend their NFC North crown begins with a Wild Card rematch at Ford Field against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, the first SNF game at Ford Field since 2018. The only other time Detroit opened their season with a Week 1, Sunday prime-time game was in 1991, when they played Washington on the road. This also marks the seventh time the Lions and Rams will play in a Week 1 game and the first time since the Lions hosted the then-St. Louis Rams to kick off the 2012 season.

The Lions immediately return to Ford Field for another postseason rematch, playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 after hosting them in last year's Divisional Round.

In Week 4, the Lions host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, the first time the teams will ever square off in Detroit on a Monday. This will be the second time in franchise history that Detroit will host two prime-time games within the first four games of any season.

Following a Bye Week in Week 5, the Lions travel to play the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, their third-straight season with a road game at Dallas. The only other time the Lions traveled to Dallas in three-straight years was over the 2004-06 seasons.

The Lions make their second appearance on Sunday Night Football in Week 10 at the Houston Texans, the first time the teams will play a game with a prime-time kickoff and the third time the Lions will ever visit the Texans.

Detroit's 85th Thanksgiving Day Classic takes place on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET as the Lions welcome the Chicago Bears for the 20th all-time Thanksgiving Day battle between the two clubs and the fourth in the last seven years. Following Thanksgiving, the Lions host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football in Week 14, the third time the teams will ever meet for a Thursday prime-time game in Detroit.

The Lions travel to play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 17, the sixth Monday night showdown between the teams and the first since the Lions played the 49ers on the road on Dec. 14, 1998. Detroit returns home to complete the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 18, the first time the Lions have concluded their season against the Vikings in consecutive seasons since 1966-67.

The League's three-game preseason schedule features the Lions visiting the New York Giants in Week 1, playing the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 2 and hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.

This season, "flexible scheduling" for Sunday Night Football may be used up to twice between Weeks 5-10, and in the NFL's discretion during Weeks 11-17; for Monday Night Football in the NFL's discretion in Weeks 12-17; and for Thursday Night Football it may be used up to twice between Weeks 13-17. During these Flex Scheduling Windows, the games initially scheduled for Sunday Night Football (on NBC), Monday Night Football (on ESPN or ABC), and Thursday Night Football (on Amazon Prime Video) are tentatively scheduled and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games (or those listed as TBD) are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, Monday night, or Thursday night, in which case the initially scheduled Sunday/Monday night game would be moved to Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon games may also be moved between 1:00 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET. As in prior seasons, for Week 18, the final weekend of the season, the scheduling of the Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and the Sunday night games is not assigned. In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17. For more information about NFL Flexible Scheduling, please visit

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