2014 Detroit Lions Road Schedule
There's no mistaking the sentiment in Detroit this year: this is a huge season
for the Lions. With one of the most explosive offenses in the league and some serious talent on defense as well, the Lions
are looking to live up to their potential and take a step forward following a somewhat frustrating 2013 campaign. You can
definitely count on Ford Field to be absolutely hopping with fans all season long, but you also don't want to limit yourself
to just half of the season. The road matchups are just as important for the Lions this year, as a couple of away wins will
give them a huge boost as they look to take their game to the next level.
The Lions have their sights set on the NFC
North division title this season, which means they're going to have to take care of business against divisional opponents.
The Lions will travel to Green Bay this season to take on the Packers, 2013's NFC North champs not until the very end of the
season, on Dec. 28. That game is sure to have some serious playoff implications as the Lions take on another prolific offense.
Detroit will have another tough divisional road game on their hands when they travel to the Windy City to take on the Chicago
Bears on Dec. 21.
But the good news is that fans definitely don't have to wait until the end of the season to travel
for a huge game. A Sept. 14 matchup in Carolina will bring the Packers up against the high-flying Panthers offense led by
Cam Newton, and trips to both Arizona (Nov. 16) and New England (Nov. 23) will also be met with plenty of fanfare. Put it
all together and the Lions have all types of different opportunities and challenges this season as they look to pile up the
wins and live up to their incredible talent level.
Detroit Lions Team Info
The Detroit Lions are looking
to get their hands on the NFC North title in 2014, and this is a team that has the kind of talent to make that happen. The
Lions boast one of the most electrifying offensive attacks in the National Football League, and there may be no better wide
receiver in the game right now than Calvin Johnson. Johnson put up another huge season in 2013, and is just two years removed
from breaking the single-season record for receiving yards, once held by the immortal Jerry Rice. Add in Reggie Bush and the
rocket arm of Mathew Stafford and the Lions can light up the scoreboard with anyone, though a defense led by Ndamukong Suh
helps to give them the type of balance that all contenders need. Though they have their work cut out for them in the extremely
competitive NFC North, this is a season in which you'll definitely want to keep your eye on the Lions.
It doesn't get any better for a football fan than being there in person when their favorite NFL team hit
the field for a big matchup. Lots of Lions fans have been to home games in Detroit, making it a tradition that is one of the
top sporting events in the city every time they take to the field. But even though the home games are great, you'll end up
with a completely different perspective on your team if you get a chance to see them away from home. Road games are a different
experience, and you can learn a lot about the strength of this team in how they respond to adversity on the road. When you're
there in the middle of a nail-biter, you'll definitely see for yourself what all of the buzz is about.
The Detroit Lions first took to the field as the Portsmouth Spartans all the way back in 1929. Five years
later, the team moved to Detroit can became the Detroit Lions – a name that stuck and helped to make them into an iconic
American pro football franchise. The team was able to secure four National Football League championships before the NFL merged
with the American Football League in 1970. Since then, the Lions have been unable to secure a conference title, but have had
some legendary players and teams nonetheless. With the Lions putting together one of their most talented rosters in their
history during the current era, there is plenty of title talk around Detroit these days.
Detroit Lions Trivia
you know that Barry Sanders rushed for more than a 1,000 yards every single season in his career?
There's a reason that
many consider Barry Sanders to be the very best running back in history, mainly because he was absurdly gifted at getting
up the field before anyone could get a hand on him. All 10 of his seasons ended up with him breaking the 1,000-yard mark,
though he really turned it on between 1994 and 1997 – just when the rest of the NFL was turning into a clear-cut passing
league. For those years, Sanders averaged 1,747 yards per season, solidifying him as one of the all-time greats.