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NFL schedule leaks 2022 live updates: Lions-Bills Thanksgiving


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It’s NFL schedule release day, which implies the 2022 regular season schedule is slowly leaking out. While the NFL plans to announce the schedule at 8 p.m., some games on the schedule shall be leaked throughout the day, including some Detroit Lions games.

This story shall be updated with timestamps as those games are revealed:

1:50 p.m.: Week 12 on Thanksgiving vs. Bills

One in every of the Super Bowl favorites will visit Ford Field within the Lions’ annual Thanksgiving Day spectacle, when quarterback Josh Allen brings Buffalo to town, in line with SB Nation’s Buffalo Rumblings

The Bills, you will recall, lost an additional time heartbreaker to Kansas City within the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs last season, after going 11-6 and winning the AFC East.

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The Lions lost last 12 months to the Bears on Thanksgiving, 16-14, running their losing skid to 5 on turkey day. The last win got here in 2016 vs. the Vikings.

The Lions have been playing on Thanksgiving since 1934, owing a 37-43-2 record, and are 2-0 against the Bills on the vacation. They won in 1994, 35-21, and in 1976, 27-14, despite O.J. Simpson running for an NFL record 273 yards.

— Free Press sports desk

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1:45 p.m.: Week 11 at Giants

One other cross-division matchup of last-place teams will happen Nov. 20, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, in line with Marc “The Moose” Malusis of PIX11 TV in Recent York.

The Giants went 4-13 last season, ending at the underside of the NFC East, and overhauled their leadership, replacing coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman. The brand new head coach is Daboll — who served as Bills offensive coordinator from 2018-21 — and former Bills’ assistant GM Joe Schoen is the Giants’ latest GM.

The team added beef to each lines with two picks in the highest 10 of the 2022 NFL draft, grabbing Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux at No. 5 and Alabama OT Evan Neal at No. 7.

Daniel Jones continues to be the quarterback, though, with Saquon Barkley at running back and former Lions standout Kenny Golladay at receiver. 

— Free Press sports desk

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11:55 a.m.: Week 17 vs. Bears

The Lions will ring in the brand new 12 months by hosting the Chicago Bears in a Jan. 1 game, in line with the Chicago Tribune.

The Lions may have multiple holiday games this season. Together with their Recent 12 months’s Day tilt at Ford Field, they host their annual Thanksgiving game, and Week 16 of the NFL season falls on Christmas weekend.

The NFL already has announced its Christmas Day game this 12 months, the Los Angeles Rams against the Denver Broncos, but most other games that weekend shall be played on Christmas Eve.

Last 12 months, the Lions lost twice to the Bears, including 16-14 on Thanksgiving.

— Dave Birkett

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10:33 a.m.: Week 5 at Patriots

The Patriot Way has (thankfully) left town, however the Lions will get a reminder of what they do not miss this fall after they visit former head coach Matt Patricia and the Recent England Patriots in early October, in line with the Boston Herald.

Patricia got here to Detroit from Recent England in 2018 and was fired after three miserable seasons. He holds a outstanding but mysterious role on the Patriots coaching staff, serving as some combination of offensive line coach and offensive coordinator who signs his name to contracts and maybe is being groomed to take over for Bill Belichick at some point.

The Lions beat the Patriots in 2018, but lost of their last trip to Foxboro 4 years earlier.

— Dave Birkett

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9:05 a.m.: Opener vs. Eagles

The Detroit Lions will open the 2022 season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles, in line with the Philadelphia Inquirier.

The Lions, coming off a 3-13-1 season, are opening their season at Ford Field for the third straight 12 months and the fifth time in six seasons. They’ve not won their opener since beating the Arizona Cardinals, 35-23, in Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds, right, celebrates his TD catch with receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown during the first half on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Ford Field.

The Eagles, coming off a 9-8 season, are one in all five playoff teams on the Lions’ schedule this fall. They handed the Lions their worst lack of the season last 12 months, 44-6, at Ford Field.

In keeping with PackersCentral.com, the Lions will close the season in Green Bay against the Packers.

The Lions have played the Packers in the ultimate game of the regular season five of the past six years, going 3-2 in those games. The Lions beat the Packers in Week 18 last 12 months, 37-30, when Green Bay rested MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and most other key starters within the second half.

— Dave Birkett

2022 Detroit Lions schedule

This can update as leaks are available in. All times, TV information is to be announced.

Week 1: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2: TBA

Week 3: TBA

Week 4: TBA

Week 5: at Recent England Patriots

Week 6: TBA

Week 7: TBA

Week 8: TBA

Week 9: TBA

Week 10: TBA

Week 11: at Recent York Giants

Week 12: vs. Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving

Week 13: TBA

Week 14: TBA

Week 15: TBA

Week 16: TBA

Week 17: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 18: at Green Bay Packers

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

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