Here we go! None of the four major sports has a primetime TV special to announce each team's upcoming schedule. None besides football that is. Yes, the pigskin love runs deep for fans in the US, and now we know the date and times of every opponent our favorite team will face this fall – including the Detroit Lions.

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Last year, head coach Matt Patricia was the new kid on the block. This year that excuse won’t fly. If you have ever heard coach Patricia speak at a press conference, he doesn’t like excuses, just results.

Round two for Patricia, new staff

The Lions signed a lot of talent this offseason and look like a very solid team heading into 2019. Patricia knows that doesn’t mean a thing if the talent doesn’t unfold on the field.

Matt Patricia enters year two as the Lions head coach. - [247Sports / YouTube screencap]
Matt Patricia enters year two as the Lions head coach. - [247Sports / YouTube screencap]

The schedule is not an easy one this year. Detroit will face six teams that made the playoffs last year.

The Lions will face the four teams from the NFC East and AFC West. They’ll also play the teams that finished last in the NFC South (Tampa Bay) and NFC West (Arizona).

Of course, Detroit will have the usual foes home and away in Green Bay, Chicago, and Minnesota - but we now know they will also travel to Denver, Oakland, Arizona, Washington, and Philadelphia.

The Lions will host the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The official schedule

It is time. Below is a look at the Detroit Lions complete 2019 schedule and the way too early predictions for 2019. The Leo's pickups in the offseason have me drinking the Kool-Aid. I can admit that. But I do see the Lions winning the NFC North, and hitting from nine to 11 wins on the year. Games channels unlisted are on FOX.

Week 1: Sunday, September 8 -- Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 PM, (WIN)

Week 2: Sunday, September 15 -- Los Angles Chargers at Detroit 1 PM, CBS (WIN)

Week 3: Sunday, September 22 -- Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 PM, (LOSS)

Week 4: Sunday, September 29, -- Kansas City at Detroit 1 PM, (WIN)

Week 5: Sunday, October 6, BYE

Week 6: Monday, October 14 -- Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 PM, ESPN (LOSS)

Week 7: Sunday, October 20 -- Minnesota at Detroit 1 PM, FOX (WIN)

Week 8: Sunday, October 27 -- New York Giants at Detroit 1 PM, (WIN)

Week 9: Sunday, November 3 -- Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 PM, FOX (LOSS)

Week 10: Sunday, November 10 -- Detroit at Chicago, 1 PM, CBS (LOSS)

Week 11: Sunday, November 17 -- Dallas at Detroit 1 PM, FOX (WIN)

Week 12: Sunday, November 24 -- Detroit at Washington, 1 PM, FOX (WIN)

Week 13: Thursday, November 28 -- Chicago at Detroit 12:30 PM, FOX (Thanksgiving Day) (WIN)

Week 14: Sunday, December 8 -- Detroit at Minnesota, 1 PM, FOX (LOSS)

Week 15: Sunday, December 15 -- Tampa Bay at Detroit 1 PM, FOX (WIN)

Week 16: Saturday/Sunday, December 21/22, at Denver, TBD, TBD (LOSS)

Week 17: Sunday, December 29 -- Green Bay at Detroit 1 PM.

FOX (WIN)

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