2022 NFL Schedule Rumor: Detroit Lions get tough Thanksgiving Day matchup

Well, this would not be an easy game

It will not be long until we know the full 2022 NFL regular season schedule but until then, as we do each year leading up to the release date, we will pass along any rumors that we hear in regards to the Detroit Lions.

The first rumor that we have seen floating around is the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day opponent and it is going to be a tough one.

According to @nflleaks2 on Twitter, the Lions will host the current Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.

The last time the Lions played the Bills on Thanksgiving Day was in 1994 when Barry Sanders and company led their team to a 35-21 win at the Pontiac Silverdome.

From Buffalo

November 24, 1994: Lions 35, Bills 21

The Lions scored on a flea flicker on the second play of the game as Detroit handed the Bills their 4th straight road loss, 35-21 on Thanksgiving Day. RB Barry Sanders put the Lions up 14-0 early in the second half on a four-yard run. WR Russell Copeland caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Jim Kelly (pictured) in the second quarter to put points on the board for the Bills, in Copeland’s first NFL touchdown. The Lions would go up 21-7 before the end of the half when Kreig hit WR Aubry Matthews with a 28-yard pass. Buffalo closed to within 21-14 in the third quarter as Kelly hit TE Pete Metzelaars with a 27-yard pass. Detroit went up 28-14 on a Kreig TD pass to WR Brett Perriman. Kelly then ran 15 yards for his first touchdown of the year, cutting the Lions’ lead to 28-21. Willie Clay intercepted a Kelly pass late in the fourth quarter and returned it for a touchdown, putting the final margin at 35-21.

Kelly completed 29 of 35 passes. The 82.85% completion percentage was a team record and also a personal record.

As we said above, this is currently a rumor at this point, but how would you feel about the Lions hosting the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day?

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