2017 Detroit Lions schedule released

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- The Lions, along with the NFL's other 31 teams, released their 2017 schedule Thursday night.

Detroit's 2017 slate features three primetime games: September 18 at the Giants and November 6 at the Packers, both on Monday Night Football, as well as October 29 against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

The Lions will once again host the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day, marking the first time since 1979-1980 they have face the same opponent in consecutive Thanksgiving games. 

During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lions general manager Bob Quinn said fans would be "pleasantly surprised" with the finalized schedule.

2017 DETROIT LIONS SCHEDULE

Sep. 10: vs. Cardinals, 1:00 p.m.

Sep. 18: at Giants, 8:30 p.m. (MNF)

Sep. 24: vs. Falcons, 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 1: at Vikings, 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 8: vs. Panthers, 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 15: at Saints, 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 22: BYE WEEK

Oct. 29: vs. Steelers, 8:30 p.m. (SNF)

Nov. 6: at Packers, 8:30 p.m. (MNF)

Nov. 12: vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Nov. 19: at Bears, 1:00 p.m.

Nov. 23: vs. Vikings, 12:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving)

Dec. 3: at Ravens, 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 10: at Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 16: vs. Bears, 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 24: at Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 31: vs. Packers, 1:00 p.m.

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