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2012 NFL Schedule: Detroit Lions' Slate Of Games For Next Season Announced

The Detroit Lions' 2012 schedule has been released.

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Lions Schedule 2012: Full Slate Of Games Announced For Next Season

The Detroit Lions' 2012 schedule is out. Although the opponents for 2012 have been known since the end of last season, the specific dates and TV details were only announced on Tuesday. This means fans finally can get their calendars out and start making plans for the 2012 season.

Here is a look at the Lions' 2012 schedule:

Week 1 - Sept. 9 - vs. St. Louis Rams (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 2 - Sept. 16 - at San Francisco 49ers (8:20 p.m., NBC)
Week 3 - Sept. 23 - at Tennessee Titans (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 4 - Sept. 30 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 5 - BYE
Week 6 - Oct. 14 - at Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 7 - Oct. 22 - at Chicago Bears (8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Week 8 - Oct. 28 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 9 - Nov. 4 - at Jacksonville Jaguars (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 10 - Nov. 11 - at Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 11 - Nov. 18 - vs. Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 12 - Nov. 22 - vs. Houston Texans (12:30 p.m., CBS)
Week 13 - Dec. 2 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 14 - Dec. 9 - at Green Bay Packers (8:20 p.m., NBC)
Week 15 - Dec. 16 - at Arizona Cardinals (4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 16 - Dec. 22 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Week 17 - Dec. 30 - vs. Chicago Bears (1 p.m., FOX)

The most notable games on the Lions' schedule for 2012 are the five nationally televised matchups. After last year's successful season, the Lions were expecting to be involved in a few primetime games in 2012, and that is indeed the case. They will take on the Texans in their usual Thanksgiving game, and they also are set to meet the 49ers and Packers on NBC and the Bears and Falcons on ESPN.

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