The Lions haven’t been seen at home on Monday night football since 2001 but that will change this year, if the lockout ends and the league reaches a new agreement with the players association. The 2011 regular season schedule was released last night and it includes Detroit against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on Monday, October Tenth.
The Lions open up at Tampa Bay on September 11th and finish on New Year’s Day at Green Bay. Detroit will be hosting the Super Bowl champion Packers on Thanksgiving Day. The league kicks off its 92nd season on Thursday, September 8th when Green Bay welcomes the New Orleans Saints to Lambeau Field. Super Bowl 46 is scheduled for February 5th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.