Detroit Lions release 2022 season schedule: Here’s the full list of games

NFL schedule released on Thursday night

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel) (Lon Horwedel, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Detroit Lions unveiled their full 2022 regular season schedule on Thursday night during the NFL’s over-the-top schedule release event.

It’s a schedule. Just release it, right?

Well, after a day of leaks, rumors and nonsense hype, we now know who the Lions will face next season -- and when. Without further ado, the schedule:

Detroit Lions 2022 schedule breakdown:

  • Sept. 11, Week 1: vs. Philadelphia -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Sept. 18, Week 2: vs. Washington -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Sept. 25, Week 3: @ Minnesota -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 2, Week 4: vs. Seattle -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 9, Week 5: @ New England -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 16, Week 6: ***BYE WEEK***
  • Oct. 23, Week 7: @ Dallas -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 30, Week 8: vs. Miami -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, Week 9: vs. Green Bay -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 13, Week 10: @ Chicago -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 20, Week 11: @ New York Giants -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 24, Week 12 (Thanksgiving): vs. Buffalo -- Kickoff at 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, Week 13: vs. Jacksonville -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 11, Week 14: vs. Minnesota -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 18, Week 15: @ New York Jets -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 24, Week 16: @ Carolina -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 1, Week 17: vs Chicago -- Kickoff at 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 7 or 8, Week 18: @ Green Bay -- Kickoff at TBD

Immediately, I see the opener vs. the Eagles as a fun start to the year, especially at home. A trip to New England is always exciting. Buffalo coming to town on Thanksgiving will be fun (for Buffalo). And finishing the season in the tundra that is Lambeau Field.

Overall, this schedule seems like it leans on the weak side, and the Lions should be able to win more games this season.

The Lions won three games last season and Vegas has them at 6.5 wins this year. Training camp and preseason will begin in August, with HBO’s Hard Knocks bringing in cameras, so stay tuned for more Lions content.


About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.