Peter King Thinks Lions 'Got Jobbed' By Their Schedule


The annual NFL schedule release is a holiday to some football fans.

Fans of the Lions celebrated last week when they learned Detroit will open the 2020 season at home, with what looks like a winnable game against the Bears. It's one of several intriguing matchups this year at Ford Field. 
We had three of our experts weigh in, and they all predicted a win in Week 1 for the Lions. After that, the going might get tough. 

In fact, NFL insider Peter King thinks the Lions "got jobbed" by their schedule. 

In his latest Football Morning in America column, King listed 15 angles to the 2020 schedule. Here's No. 6:
"Who got jobbed? Detroit. Not terribly, but the Lions have one home game in September, one home game in October, three home games in November, and three home games after Dec. 1. Detroit is home one day between Sept. 13 and Halloween. Not optimal. If they start 1-5, the Lions will be playing for the draft for two months."

After hosting the Bears, the Lions visit the Packers and the Cardinals, then come home to face the Saints. They have a bye in Week 5, then hit the road again to face the Jaguars and the Falcons. 

If you're not on board with the Bob Quinn-Matt Patricia tandem, this might be for the best. A 1-5 start would likely see the duo fired. 

But if you're looking for a step forward in 2020, well, "Here we go again."