Detroit Lions 2012 NFL Schedule
Week 1 (Sunday September 9): St. Louis Rams
Week 2 (Sunday September 16): @ San Francisco 49ers
Week 3 (Sunday September 23): @ Tennessee Titans
Week 4 (Sunday September 30): Minnesota Vikings
Week 5 (Sunday October 7): BYE
Week 6 (Sunday October 14): @ Philadelphia Eagles
Week 7 (Monday October 22): @ Chicago Bears
Week 8 (Sunday October 28): Seattle Seahawks
Week 9 (Sunday November 4): @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 10 (Sunday November 11): @ Minnesota Vikings
Week 11 (Sunday November 18): Green Bay Packers
Week 12 (Thursday November 22): Houston Texans
Week 13 (Sunday December 2): Indianapolis Colts
Week 14 (Sunday December 9): @ Green Bay Packers
Week 15 (Sunday December 16): @ Arizona Cardinals
Week 16 (Saturday December 22): Atlanta Falcons
Week 17 (Sunday December 30): Chicago Bears
Last season was huge for the Lions as they finally ended their drought and reached the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. Matthew Stafford (5,038 yards with 41 touchdowns) finally managed to stay healthy for an entire season and Calvin Johnson (1,681 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns) proved his doubters wrong by showing he really is one of the top wide receivers in the league.
Of course, now the question is whether or not the Lions can live up to their success for a second-straight season and remain one of the top teams in the NFC. The weapons are certainly there on both sides of the ball; it’s just a matter of whether or not Detroit uses them to their advantage.
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