Lions set for franchise-record 6 nationally televised games, including 'Sunday Night Football


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DETROIT — The Detroit Lions schedule includes a franchise-record six nationally televised games, including an appearance on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" against the Denver Broncos.

The team on Tuesday released its full 2015 schedule. It includes a Thanksgiving Day game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Detroit will open the season on the road against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 13 and begin its home season against the Broncos on Sept. 27. When the Lions host Denver, it will be the first time that "Sunday Night Football" has aired live from Ford Field.

Detroit travels to Seattle in Week 4 and New Orleans in Week 15 to face the Seahawks and Saints, respectively, on ESPN's "Monday Night Football."

The Lions play the Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley Stadium in London on Nov. 1.

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