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Full Lions 2021 Schedule: List of Detroit Opponents This NFL Season

Devon Platana
Detroit Lions football schedule for the 2021 NFL season.
Detroit Lions football schedule for the 2021 NFL season. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL schedule release is fast approaching on May 12. The Detroit Lions will need a bounce-back season if they want to make the playoffs following a very disappointing 2020 campaign.

2021 Lions Schedule

Here's everything we know so far about the Lions' schedule in 2021.

Detroit Lions Football Schedule 2021

Lions Week 1 Opponent

The Detroit Lions' Week 1 matchup has been officially revealed. They will open the season with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday September 12, 2021.

Lions 2021 Strength of Schedule

According to ESPN's Mike Clay, the Lions have the 3rd-hardest schedule in the NFL for 2021.

Lions Home Games 2021

- Minnesota Vikings
- Arizona Cardinals
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Green Bay Packers
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Baltimore Ravens
- San Francisco 49ers
- Chicago Bears

Lions Away Games 2021

- Chicago Bears
- Atlanta Falcons
- Seattle Seahawks
- Cleveland Browns
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Green Bay Packers
- Minnesota Vikings
- Denver Broncos

Lions Opponents Record 2021

The Lions' opponents went 143-127-2 during the 2020 NFL season.

Lions 17th Game Opponent

The NFL has added an extra 17th game to the 2021 season, which will pit the Lions against the Denver Broncos.

Lions Super Bowl Odds

The Lions currently have the 2nd-worst odds on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the Super Bowl in 2021 at +15000.

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