The Detroit Lions enter 2013 with a revamped roster looking to recapture the magic of the 2011 playoff season while burying the disappointment of last year's 4-12 campaign.
Even with Calvin Johnson shattering the single-season receiving yards record and Matt Stafford blowing away the mark for most attempts, the Lions struggled to produce meaningful touchdowns. Meanwhile, the porous defense and dreadful special teams gaffes conspired to fritter away several fourth-quarter leads.
A promising 4-4 start collapsed into eight straight losses to end the season.
Detroit is hoping that the addition of impact players like Reggie Bush and first-round pick Ziggy Ansah, along with the healthy return of several key players, rekindles the successful fire of 2011. Right now the fire is under head coach Jim Schwartz to restore the roar.
Here is the Lions 2013 schedule:
|2||at Arizona Cardinals|
|3||at Washington Redskins|
|5||at Green Bay Packers|
|6||at Cleveland Browns|
|10||at Chicago Bears|
|11||at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|13||Green Bay Packers|
|14||at Philadelphia Eagles|
|16||New York Giants|
|17||at Minnesota Vikings|
Here is an early prediction for each of the Detroit Lions 16 regular-season games.