Football is back! Detroit Jock City is happy to bring you our Detroit Lions Season Preview for the 2014 season. The Lions will kick their season off in a big way this year when they take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
The Lions 2014 schedule is ranked at the 16th hardest of the 32 NFL teams, based on opponents’ winning percentage in 2013.
Keep in mind however that the strength of schedule rating can change throughout the year. In 2013 the Lions statistically started the season with the NFL’s toughest schedule, but by seasons end the difficulty of their schedule was ranked at 29th.
Below is the 2014 Detroit Lions regular season schedule.
|Monday Sept. 8||New York Giants Ford Field, Detroit, MI||7:10 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Sunday Sept. 14||at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Sept. 21||Green Bay Packers Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Sept. 28||at New York Jets MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Oct. 5||Buffalo Bills Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Oct. 12||at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Oct. 19||New Orleans Saints Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Oct. 26||at Atlanta Falcons Wembley Stadium, London, UK||9:30 a.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Nov. 2||—||BYE||—||—|
|Sunday Nov. 9||Miami Dolphins Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET CBS|
|Sunday Nov. 16||at Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ||4:25 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Nov. 23||at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Thursday Nov. 27||Chicago Bears Ford Field, Detroit, MI||12:30 p.m. ET CBS|
|Sunday Dec. 7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Dec. 14||Minnesota Vikings Ford Field, Detroit, MI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Dec. 21||at Chicago Bears Soldier Field, Chicago, IL||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sunday Dec. 28||at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI||1:00 p.m. ET FOX|
In 2014 the Lions will take on all of the AFC East teams as well as all teams from the NFC South. They also close out the season with three division games, two of which are on the road at Chicago and Green Bay.
With all that in mind, let’s get down to it! Here is your Detroit Lions season preview of 2014. First up, the offense.