Lions open in San Diego; full schedule here

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

The Lions' strong 2014 season has made them a popular team in the NFL landscape as they will have six games televised nationally in 2015.

In addition to the annual Thanksgiving game and the Week 8 game in London, the Lions will play on "Monday Night Football" twice, "Sunday Night Football" once and "Thursday Night Football" once.

The Lions won't have their home opener until Week 3 as they open the season at San Diego and Minnesota. Then, they'll return to Detroit to open their home slate against the Denver Broncos and appear on NBC on Sunday night for the first time at Ford Field. It's the first time they've hosted a Sunday night game since 1999 at the Silverdome.

Then, in Week 4, the Lions will play on Monday night in Seattle, giving the Lions consecutive primetime games for the first time since 1990. In Week 12, the Lions will host the Eagles on Thanksgiving, and then they'll play back-to-back Thursday games — first time since 2000 — when they travel to Green Bay for a night game against the Packers, which will be their first Thursday night game since 2000.

The Lions' final nationally-televised game is in New Orleans in Week 15 on Monday night.


Week 1: Sept. 13 at San Diego. 4:05 p.m. on FOX.

Week 2: Sept. 20 at Minnesota. 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 3: Sept. 27 vs. Denver, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Week 4: Oct. 5 at Seattle (Monday), 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Week 5: Oct 11 vs. Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX

Week 6: Oct. 18 vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 7: Oct. 26 vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 8: Nov. 1 at Kansas City (London), 9:30 a.m. on FOX

Week 9: Bye

Week 10: Nov. 15 at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 11: Nov. 22 vs. Oakland, 1 p.m. on CBS

Week 12: Nov. 26 vs. Philadelphia (Thanksgiving), 12:30 p.m. on FOX

Week 13: Dec. 3 vs. Green Bay (Thursday), 8:25 p.m. on CBS

Week 14: Dec. 13 at St. Louis, 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 15: Dec. 21 at New Orleans (Monday), 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Week 16: Dec. 27 vs. San Francisco, 1 p.m. on FOX

Week 17: Jan. 3 at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX