Lions 2008 Schedule Released

The National Football League released its 2008 schedule on Tuesday. And for the second consecutive year, Lions' head coach Rod Marinelli's team will open the campaign on the road.

The National Football League released its 2008 schedule on Tuesday. And for the second consecutive year, Lions' head coach Rod Marinelli's team will open the campaign on the road.

Detroit will travel to Atlanta, where former quarterback Joey Harrington is battling for a roster spot. Unlike last year's tumultuous year-end schedule, however, three of the team's final five games will be played in the confines of Ford Field. In 2007, three of the team's final five were played at Minnesota, San Diego and Green Bay, respectively.

They conclude the 2008 year at Green Bay as well.

"We all look forward to the official announcement of the schedule," Marinelli said in a team release. "And while we have tremendous respect for each of our opponents, the fact remains that the schedule is more about us than it is about who we play and when we play.

"I do believe that we established something very special at Ford Field in 2007, and we need to continue to build upon that home-field advantage this season."

Below is the 2008 Detroit Lions schedule. Discuss this schedule and make your prediction in The Den message board.

1  	Sep 07  DET @  ATL  	1:00 PM  	 	 	 	 	 	
2 	Sep 14 	GB @ DET 	1:00 PM 						
3 	Sep 21 	DET @ SF 	4:05 PM					
4 	Bye Week 	
5 	Oct 05 	CHI @ DET 	1:00 PM 						
6 	Oct 12 	DET @ MIN 	1:00 PM						
7 	Oct 19 	DET @ HOU 	4:05 PM						
8 	Oct 26 	WAS @ DET 	1:00 PM  						
9 	Nov 02 	DET @ CHI 	1:00 PM  						
10 	Nov 09 	JAC @ DET 	1:00 PM						
11 	Nov 16 	DET @ CAR 	1:00 PM  						
12 	Nov 23 	TB @ DET 	1:00 PM  						
13 	Nov 27 	TEN @ DET 	12:30 PM						
14 	Dec 07 	MIN @ DET 	1:00 PM 						
15 	Dec 14 	DET @ IND 	1:00 PM						
16 	Dec 21 	NO @ DET 	1:00 PM						
17 	Dec 28 	DET @ GB 	1:00 PM

Bold indicates team's traditional Thanksgiving Day game.


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