Lions have the second-toughest schedule in 2013

Posted by ttwentyman on February 7, 2013 – 6:47 pm

If you thought the Detroit Lions 4-12 record in 2012 would make the schedule in 2013 a little easier – think again.

The Lions will have the second-toughest schedule in the NFL next season based on opponents’ strength of schedule in 2012.

Lions opponents next season had a combined 138-118 record (.539) in 2012. The New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams are tied with the Lions for the second spot.

The Carolina Panthers have the toughest schedule with their opponents going 138-116-2 this past season.

Here are the Lions’ 2013 opponents:

Home: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals

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