Last season's devastating collapse down the stretch caused sweeping changes for the Detroit Lions.
After firing fiery head coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions hired the calm and collected Jim Caldwell, who once led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl.
Detroit's new staff now knows exactly what they'll be up against next season, as the NFL officially released the 2014 schedule on Wednesday.
The Lions started 6-3 a year ago but stumbled horridly over the final seven games, finishing 7-9 and missing the postseason. With different leadership and a couple smart offseason additions, the Lions are again looking at an opportunity to break through and cash-in with a division title. But it won't be easy, especially late in the year.
In the following slides, we'll provide way-too-early predictions for all 16 games on Detroit's 2014 schedule.