Let’s face it, the Detroit Lions are not going to make the playoffs in 2021 so we thought it would be fun to start looking ahead towards the 2022 season.
Here’s a breakdown of how each team’s opponents are set:
- Six games against divisional opponents — two games per team, one at home and one on the road.
- Four games against teams from a division within its conference — two games at home and two on the road.
- Four games against teams from a division in the other conference— two games at home and two on the road.
- Two games against teams from the two remaining divisions in its own conference — one game at home and one on the road. Matchups are based on division ranking from the previous season.
- The new 17th game is an additional game against a non-conference opponent from a division that the team is not scheduled to play. Matchups are based on division ranking from the previous season.
Here is a look at what the Lions 2022 opponents would look like if the season ended today.
|Date TBA||at Chicago Bears|
|Date TBA||at Dallas Cowboys|
|Date TBA||Chicago Bears|
|Date TBA||Green Bay Packers|
|Date TBA||Minnesota Vikings|
|Date TBA||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Date TBA||Washington Football Team|
|Date TBA||Buffalo Bills|
|Date TBA||Miami Dolphins|
|Date TBA||AFC South (Houston Texans)|
|Date TBA||NFC West (San Francisco 49ers)|
|Date TBA||at Green Bay Packers|
|Date TBA||at Minnesota Vikings|
|Date TBA||at New England Patriots|
|Date TBA||at New York Giants|
|Date TBA||at New York Jets|
|Date TBA||at NFC South (Carolina Panthers)|