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NFL Schedule Release: Detroit Lions 2021 Schedule

The Lions should be one of the more intriguing teams to watch next season, largely because they have a few players who could break out and lead them to a better record than expected.

It all starts with Jared Goff who will need to prove he can do it without Sean McVay, but the freedom could also be the making of him and his performances will go a long way to determining how good they can be.

D’Andre Swift is well thought of as a running back but they did lose some serious talent at WR, so it’s likely that Swift and T.J Hockenson will need to take on most of the work.

1st round pick Penei Sewell should be a stud at LT so that fills a major need, and at least there are some building blocks on place when it comes to the offense.

The defense has some serious power up front with Tre Flowers and Michael Brockers, but they might not have enough quality on the back-end and Jeff Okudah will be looking to take another step forward after his rookie year.

They may well end up finishing bottom of the division again, but there are some signs of hope:

Detroit Lions 2021 Schedule

WeekHomeAway
1Detroit LionsSan Francisco 49ers
2Green Bay PackersDetroit Lions
3Detroit LionsBaltimore Ravens
4Chicago BearsDetroit Lions
5Minnesota VikingsDetroit Lions
6Detroit LionsCincinnati Bengals
7Los Angeles RamsDetroit Lions
8Detroit LionsPhiladelphia Eagles
9BYEBYE
10Pittsburgh SteelersDetroit Lions
11Cleveland BrownsDetroit Lions
12Detroit LionsChicago Bears
13Detroit LionsMinnesota Vikings
14Denver BroncosDetroit Lions
15Detroit LionsArizona Cardinals
16Atlanta FalconsDetroit Lions
17Seattle SeahawksDetroit Lions
18Detroit LionsGreen Bay Packers

It’s a brutal start and end to their schedule so that could make it tough to get momentum going at the most important points of the season, and it looks like they could be in for a hard slog.

Tom has a deep passion for soccer and has worked as a coach and a first-team scout alongside covering everything from the Champions League to Croatian non-league stories. He also loves the NFL and sees nothing wrong with staying up til 5am on a regular basis to watch it in the UK

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