Detroit Lions 2019 Schedule Has A Rough Stretch Of Road [Video]
Many think the Detroit Lions September will make or break them in 2019, but it's actually a harsh November that will bury them.
The Detroit Lions limped to a 6-10 finish in 2018, and 2019 doesn't look much more promising.
The team's 2019 schedule was released last night, and even though it starts bad by squaring off with three 2018 Playoff teams in the first four weeks, it's the 'winds of November' that will make things gloomy, to paraphrase Gordon Lightfoot.
A home and home exchange with the massively improved Chicago Bears in November (including the Thanksgiving Day game) sandwiched with a tussle with another playoff team, the Dallas Cowboys, along with a trip to a place they never do well, Washington to take on the Redskins, may spell the end of the line for a team struggling for identity.
Let's hope their defense gets shored up in the draft, or this may be another long season.
Here's the schedule:
Week 1: Sun. Sept. 8, at Arizona, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Week 2: Sun. Sept. 15 vs. Los Angles Chargers, 1 p.m., CBS
Week 3: Sun. Sept. 22 at Philadelphia, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 4: Sun. Sept 29, vs. Kansas City, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 5: Sun. Oct. 6, BYE
Week 6: Mon. Oct. 14, at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Week 7: Sun. Oct. 20, vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 8: Sun. Oct. 27, vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 9: Sun. Nov. 3, at Oakland, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Week 10: Sun. Nov. 10, at Chicago, 1 p.m., CBS
Week 11: Sun. Nov. 17, vs. Dallas, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 12: Sun. Nov. 24, at Washington, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 13: Thurs. Nov. 28, vs. Chicago, 12:30 p.m., Fox
Week 14: Sun. Dec 8, at Minnesota, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 15: Sun. Dec. 15, vs. Tampa Bay, 1 p.m., Fox
Week 16: Sat./Sun., Dec. 21/22, at Denver, TBD, TBD
Week 17: Sun. Dec. 29, vs. Green Bay, 1 p.m. Fox