2010 Detroit Lions Schedule

detroit lionsDetroit fans are excited about the 2010 Detroit Lions Schedule. The Detroit Lions improved from a year ago. In the 2009 NFL Draft, they had the first overall pick. In 2010 They had the second. After a 2-14 record out of the NFC North, expectation for the 2010 Detroit Lions are a wild card. After selecting quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2009, the Lions went on the defensive side of the ball and selected stand-out defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Detroit struggled both offensively and defensively last season, scoring only 16 points per game while surrendering 31. The team implemented Stafford as the full-time starter, and the rookie quarterback endured the bumps and bruises throughout the duration of his first year.

The Detroit Lions 2010 NFL Schedule will present the team with some difficult opposition, most notably close to home in their own division. Both Minnesota and Green Bay made the playoffs a year ago, with Minnesota coming within an overtime field goal of winning the NFC Championship.

Detroit Lions 2010 Pre-Season Schedule

Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 7:30pm - Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers

Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 9:00pm - Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos

Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 5:30pm - Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 7:00pm - Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills

Detroit Lions 2010 Regular Season Schedule
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

The season opener for the Lions matches them against division rival Chicago, as both teas with try and get a leg-up early and their season off to a solid start. It will be the second year for Matthew Stafford, as expectation of improvement are to be expected by fans.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

This the first home games for the Lions at Ford Field in 2010, as they host the Eagles and a new-look offense, without quarterback Donovan McNabb at the Helm. This will also present the Lions with a nice measuring stick to check early progress in 2010.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Detroit faces the defending NFC North Champion Vikings on the road, with Brett Favre's status still unknown in the off-season. Minnesota has plenty of weapons on both sides of the ball and Detroit did not beat the Vikings in either meeting in 2009.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

This is the second of what could prove to be two difficult road games in the division with the Lions traveling to Green Bay. Following this game, Detroit will have played three division games in the first four weeks of the 2010 NFL regular season, earmarking the importance for the Lions to click early in the season.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. St. Louis Rams

A battle between two teams that had the top-two selections in the 2010 NFL Draft, with the Rams taking quarterback Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma first overall and the Lions drafting Suh.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at New York Giants

The Lions and Giants have not matched up against each other since the 2007 NFL Season, with New York winning a low-scoring affair, 16-10. The Lions only average 16 points last season, and will try and should have a good idea of what they can do by the time they get to New York.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - Bye

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins

The Lions will host the Redskins in Week 8 of the 2010 NFL season, with both teams looking for a strong win at the midway point of the season. Detroit defeated the Redskins a year ago in their only match up since 2007.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets

The Lions host the Jets in Week 9 of the season, with the Jets bringing in several notable off-season players on both sides of the ball. Both teams will try and pick up an important inter-conference match up.

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills

This match up between the NFC North and the AFC East could be critical for both teams as it gets deep into the season, beginning with Week 10. This is the second-straight AFC East game for Detroit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

The two teams that play on Thanksgiving Day every year per tradition will match up against each other just five days prior to the Turkey holiday, as both will go in on short rest the following game. Both teams will look to get an important win going into a short week.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 12:30pm (CBS) - Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots

The Lions will continue the long-held trend in the NFL and play on Thanksgiving ay hosting the Patriots in one of sports greatest traditions. Detroit was routed by Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day 2009.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

This match up begins the home stretch of the season, with the first of several division match ups taking place, starting with Chicago. This could prove to be a crucial game for either team, or both teams depending on the standings in the NFC North.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

This will be the second match up between the NFC North Rivals, with the potential for big playoff implications on the line, or positioning in the division for the finals weeks.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Lions and Buccaneers had the No.2 and No.3 picks respectively in the 2010 NFL Season and will both have a good idea of how they hare in the 2010 season by the time both meet. If it is like 2009, this game won't have much importance, but if they improve, it could prove critical.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins

The Lions travel to Miami in week 16 of the 2010 NFL season to play the Dolphins in in late December, where the weather should be nice for the match up. The way the season has gone will be readily apparent by this point in Detroit, and it could probe to be a defining game against the AFC East.

Sunday, January 2, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

The regular season finale for Detroit brings the Vikings to town in what could determine the NFC North for either team.

2010 Detroit Lions Season Schedule