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Here’s the Detroit Lions full schedule for 2020

The NFL released the Detroit Lions schedule on Thursday. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced the complete 2020 schedule on Thursday evening, and the Detroit Lions will kick off their 2020 season against the Chicago Bears in Ford Field, which will double as their first divisional game.

Detroit tackled improving its porous secondary this offseason and appears to have made significant upgrades. It moved Darius Slayton to the Philadelphia Eagles and signed Desmond Trufant ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. It proceeded to select Ohio State’s Jeffery Okudah with the No. 3 pick in the draft to build up its pass defense even more. The Lions also bolstered their offense by adding D’Andre Swift to the backfield. Matthew Stafford’s arm will still be the most important part of the offense, but will improvements elsewhere help Detroit climb from the bottom of the division?

All times listed are Eastern.

Odds

Win total over-under: 7
Division champs: +550 (4th)
Early point spreads

Prime time games

Week 12: vs. Houston Texans, 12:30 p.m., CBS, Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 21st
2020 win totals: 31st
2019 records: .525 (5th-tied)

2020 Schedule

Week 1: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, September 13
Week 2: at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, September 20
Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., Fox, Sunday, September 27
Week 4: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, October 4
Week 5: Bye
Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, October 18
Week 7: at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, October 25
Week 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, November 1
Week 9: at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, November 8
Week 10: vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, November 15
Week 11: at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, November 22
Week 12: vs. Houston Texans, 12:30 p.m., CBS, Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, December 6
Week 14: vs Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, December 13
Week 15: at Tennessee Titans, TBD, TBD, Saturday or Sunday, December 19 or 20
Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TBD, TBD, Saturday or Sunday, December 26 or 27
Week 17: vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m., Fox, Sunday, January 3