2012 is going to be a great year for Lions fans, as they are featured in five nationally televised games this season. The Honolulu Blue and Silver are looking to build on last years success, check out the details of what their season looks like.

The NFL is finally giving the Lions some respect, and some nationally televised games.  The Lions will be featured in 2 Sunday Night Football games, against the 49ers and the Packers on NBC, a Monday Night Football game against the Bears on ESPN, a Saturday night game against the Falcons on ESPN, and the Thanksgiving Day game against the Texans.

 

The Lions schedule doesn't look like a cake walk, but it seems to have a lot of winnable games.  The biggest problems that I see is the early bye week and how tough the end of the schedule is.  I'll feel good about playoffs if Detroit can go 11-5 winning at least 3 of their last 5 games.

 

PRESEASON
Aug. 10 -- CLEVELAND, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 17 -- at Baltimore, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Aug. 25 -- at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 -- BUFFALO, 7 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON
Sept. 9 -- ST. LOUIS, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 16 -- at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Sept. 23 -- at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 30 -- MINNESOTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 7 -- Bye
Oct. 14 -- at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 22 -- at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 28 -- SEATTLE, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 4 -- at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 11 -- at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 18 -- GREEN BAY, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 22 -- HOUSTON, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 2 -- INDIANAPOLIS, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 -- at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 16 -- at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 22 -- ATLANTA, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 30 -- CHICAGO, 1 p.m. (FOX)