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2024/25 Schedule to Send Lions Leaping into the NFL’s Primetime Limelight

Photo: Junfu Han ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

DETROIT, May 16, 2024 ~ The Detroit Lions are poised for a high-profile season this year with a schedule that is as daunting as it is prestigious.

The matchups, which were announced by the NFL late Wednesday, will give the Lions nine nationally televised games and five primetime starts, including an opening weekend “Sunday Night Football” home turf bout against the Matthew Stafford-led LA Rams.


May 16, 2024 ~ For the second consecutive year, the Detroit Lions are scheduled to play in primetime five times, including a season-opening matchup against the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field on “Sunday Night Football” on September 8, 2024. Steve Courtney joins 760 WJR‘s Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds to talk about the Lions upcoming schedule.

May 15, 2024 – Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes joins Mitch Albom and the Crew to talk about the recent Jared Goff contract extension, as well as the upcoming NFL schedule release.

(CONTINUED) Other high-profile games include a week 4 Monday night match against the Seattle Seahawks, a week 10 Sunday night trip to face the Houston Texans, a week 14 trip to face division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, and a week 17 “Monday Night Football” visit to face the defending NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.

Also of note, the Chicago Bears are set to face the Detroit Lions in the 85th Thanksgiving Day Classic, which will mark the 20th time that the two teams have faced-off in this annual tradition, and the fourth time in the last seven years.

The news of the 2024/25 schedule comes following an exciting and productive off-season for the Lions, which included acquisitions aimed at reshaping the team’s secondary and improving their 27th-ranked pass defense, as well as the resigning of star players, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and quarterback Jared Goff.