DETROIT, May 14, 2021 ~ Wednesday, the Detroit Lions 2021 schedule was released, and they have a challenging season ahead.
The Lions start the season hosting the San Francisco 49ers, followed by their only primetime game of the season against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. Three of their first five games will be on the road, and nine games total will be against returning playoff teams.
Thanksgiving Day, the Lions will host the Chicago Bears for the third time in four seasons.
The schedule tied for sixth-most difficult schedule in the NFL this season, with a .529 win percentage.