Monday Night Football is making it’s way back to Detroit for a third-straight season in 2013. The Lions will host the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 16 at Ford Field. They hosted the Atlanta Falcons last season, though the game was moved to Saturday night because of the Christmas holiday. They lost that contest 31-18. In 2011, the Bears came to Ford Field in what was an electric atmosphere on Monday Night Football. The raucous crowd helped force nine false start penalties from the Bears and the Lions won 24-13. Monday Night Football vs. Baltimore is the only nationally televised game the Lions will play outside of the annual Thanksgiving Day Game, though. That’s somewhat to be expected coming off a 4-12 season. The Lions will renew their rivalry with Green Bay at 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will be the 20th time the NFC North rivals have squared off during the holiday game. The Lions are 11-8 vs. the Packers all-time on Thanksgiving. The team will open the season at Ford Field vs. the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 8. They'll finish the year on the road against that same Vikings team Dec. 29. Four of the Lions’ first six games are on the road, which was also the case last season when they got off to a 2-4 start. The good news, though, is that they’re home for four of their final six.
Lions will host Monday Night Football for a third-straight season
NFL.com | Apr 18