2022 Detroit Lions schedule: Early departure period could help Lions get off to a good start – Detroit Lions Blog
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions’ 2022 schedule was released along with the rest of the NFL roster on Thursday.
The season will start on Thursday, September 8 with the The Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium. ESPN opens its schedule with Monday Night Football on September 12, featuring the Denver Broncos hosting the Seattle Seahawks.
The NFL went to 17 regular season games last season. The final games of the regular season in 2022 will take place on January 8, 2023. The playoffs begin on January 14 and continue until Super Bowl LVII on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
Here’s what awaits the Lions:
September 11th : against the Philadelphia Eagles
September 18: against the commanders of Washington
September 25: at the Minnesota Vikings
October 2: against the Seattle Seahawks
October 9: with the New England Patriots
October 18: GOODBYE
October 23: at the Dallas Cowboys
October 30: against the Miami Dolphins
November 6: against the Green Bay Packers
November 13: to Chicago bears
November 20: at the New York Giants
November 24: vs. Buffalo Bills (Thanksgiving)
December 4: against the Jacksonville Jaguars
December 11: against the Minnesota Vikings
December 18: at New York Jets
December 24: at the Carolina Panthers (Saturday)
January 1st : against the Chicago Bears
January 7/8: in Green Bay (to be determined)
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Let the patella bite begin. Year 2 of the Dan Campbell era is about to begin. After a season where the Lions started 0-8, the start of this year’s schedule doesn’t look that difficult. Three of the first four games will be at home to Philadelphia, Washington and Seattle, and Detroit will hit the road in Week 3 at Minnesota, then again for Week 5 at New England before a bye week. This home stretch could help the Lions build some early momentum.
New receiver DJ Chark Jr. certainly has the Week 13 game against Jacksonville circled on his schedule. Casual fans might wonder why a matchup between the NFL’s two worst teams in 2021 would be of any interest, but for starters, Chark was a 2019 Pro Bowler in Jacksonville before signing a one-year contract in Detroit this off season. So this is a match he wants to play well in. Plus, it’s going to be an interesting matchup between the top two picks in this year’s draft – Jaguars defensive end Travon Walker and Lions lineman D Aidan Hutchinson. Both teams are trying to build in the right direction.
What Vegas thinks
Bettors have the Lions win total at six. To hit the most, quarterback Jared Goff needs to show he can be productive with anyone but Sean McVay as head coach. Goff is 3-17-1 (.167) with a 33 QBR in his career without McVay. This is certainly not his fault. Lions general manager Brad Holmes is putting offensive weapons around him in 2022, and Goff is familiar with receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, running back D’Andre Swift and tight end TJ Hockenson. Additionally, the Lions added receivers Chark and Jameson Williams through free agency and the draft, respectively. The rebuilt defense must also step it up.
Detroit will win at least seven games. Although the team went 3-13-1 last season, anyone who has watched the team closely knows how competitive they have been in many games. Staying healthy will be a major concern, but if the Lions play as hard as they did for Campbell in his first season – and can stay healthy – they could get at least seven wins for the first time since. 2017, when they went 9 -7. For Detroit, it would be a win as they continue to build a foundation for the future.