NFL grants Detroit Lions the 1st Schedule Flex of 2023

Prime time! The NFL grants Detroit Lions 2023's first schedule flex!

The NFL grants Detroit Lions 2023's first schedule flex!

It's pretty cool what winning does! The Detroit Lions are on a hot streak, kicking off 2023 with a remarkable 3-1 record, fueled by impressive victories over the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, both on national television. Excitingly, they have just been granted the season's first schedule flex!

NFL grants Detroit Lions

The Lions will now be playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 PM EST on Sunday, October 15; they had originally been scheduled to kick-off at 1:00 PM.

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TL;DR (too long didn't read)

  1. The Detroit Lions have stormed out of the gate in 2023, winning three of their first four games on the schedule
  2. Two of their victories have come in front of nationally televised audiences on prime time television
  3. The NFL has announced that the very first schedule flex of 2023 will go to the Lions, moving their game on October 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 4:25 PM EST from the originally scheduled kickoff time of 1:00 PM EST.

Bottom Line: The Lions are must-see TV!

If the Lions secure a victory this Sunday, it would mark their first 4-1 start since 1991, a season in which they finished with an impressive 12-4 record, ultimately leading to their appearance in the Conference Championship game.

We've got another national television audience set to watch the Lions go for another win against the Bucs, who also happen to lead their division with a 3-1 record of their own.