2013 Detroit Lions schedule released; Ravens on Monday night

Lions open season playing host to Minnesota Vikings

Published On: Apr 18 2013 08:12:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2013 08:16:56 PM EDT

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.