DETROIT -

The Detroit Lions will open the 2013 season Sept. 8 playing host to the Minnesota Vikings.

The 2013 schedule includes a Monday night game on Dec. 16 against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens, at Ford Field. That's followed by a Dec. 22 Sunday evening game against the New York Giants.

Detroit also faces division foes the Green Packers on Thanksgiving Day.

The preseason kicks off Aug. 22 against the New England Patriots.

View/download the complete schedule here.