Detroit Lions Season Preview 2014: Offense

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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 Giants New York Giants Ford Field, Detroit, MI 7:10 p.m. ET ESPN
Sunday Sept. 14 Panthers at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Sept. 21 Packers Green Bay Packers Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Sept. 28 Jets at New York Jets MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 5 Bills Buffalo Bills Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 12 Vikings at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 19 Saints New Orleans Saints Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 26 Falcons at Atlanta Falcons Wembley Stadium, London, UK 9:30 a.m. ET FOX
Sunday Nov. 2 BYE
Sunday Nov. 9 Dolphins Miami Dolphins Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET CBS
Sunday Nov. 16 Cardinals at Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Nov. 23 Patriots at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Thursday Nov. 27 Bears Chicago Bears Ford Field, Detroit, MI 12:30 p.m. ET CBS
Sunday Dec. 7 Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Dec. 14 Vikings Minnesota Vikings Ford Field, Detroit, MI 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Dec. 21 Bears at Chicago Bears Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Sunday Dec. 28 Packers 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.

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