The National Football League released its 2013 regular-season schedule on Thursday and the Lions will be featured on two nationally televised games. The first marquee matchup will be the traditional Thanksgiving Day game with Detroit hosting the Green Bay Packers on November 28th. And the Lions have another showcase at Ford Field where it will be Monday Night Football on December 16th with Detroit facing the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
For the second year in-a-row, the Lions will start the season at home, taking on the Minnesota Vikings on September 8th. The NFL will kick off the season on Thursday, September Fifth with the Ravens travelling to Denver to clash with the Broncos in a rematch of last season's AFC Divisional Playoff game.
Super Bowl 48 is scheduled for February 2nd, 2014 outdoors at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.