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How To Watch the Detroit Lions

Can’t wait to rep the Honolulu Blue? Check out our watch guide for 2024–2025 Detroit Lions.

After decades in the football hinterlands, the Detroit Lions had a season for the books in 2023: They finished with a breakthrough 12–5 record, won the NFC North, and came within spitting distance of a Super Bowl appearance. Between Detroit’s turn in the spotlight following the NFL Draft and a strong free agent class, the Lions are entering the offseason on a wave of good vibes.

Can the Detroit Lions build off of their sky-high momentum? What will they do for an encore after last year’s success? Here’s what you need to know if you want to watch the 2024–2025 Detroit Lions.

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What channel are the Detroit Lions on?

Lions games will air on channels including ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video. With the Lions entering the season as postseason favorites, they’ll have a number of primetime game slots throughout the 2024–2025 season.

2024–2025 Detroit Lions schedule

Buoyed by an elite offense, the Lions notched up huge wins over teams including the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers last year. But this year’s Detroit Lions schedule will be filled with a number of teams with elite quarterbacks and playoff experience.

The Lions open the season with a home rematch against the Los Angeles Rams and former Lions starter Matt Stafford. Other notable games include a Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys, Week 10 against the Texans, and a Thanksgiving Day matchup versus the Chicago Bears.

Notably, the Lions will get a whopping five primetime games as part of their nine nationally broadcast games this year. After last year’s success, it’s fair to say that the Lions won’t be operating under the radar this season.

Week Game Date Time (ET) Channel
Preseason At New York Jets TBD TBD
Preseason Kansas City Chiefs TBD TBD
Preseason Pittsburgh Steelers TBD TBD
Week 1 Sunday, September 8 Los Angeles Rams 8:20 PM NBC
Week 2 Sunday, September 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 3 Sunday, September 22 At Arizona Cardinals 4:25 PM FOX
Week 4 Monday, September 30 Seattle Seahawks 8:15 PM ABC
Week 5 Bye Week N/A
Week 6 Sunday, October 13 At Dallas Cowboys 4:25 PM FOX
Week 7 Sunday, October 20 At Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM FOX
Week 8 Sunday, October 27 Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM FOX
Week 9 Sunday, November 3 At Green Bay Packers 4:25 PM FOX
Week 10 Sunday, November 10 At Houston Texans 8:20 PM NBC
Week 11 Sunday, November 17 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM CBS, Paramount+
Week 12 Sunday, November 24 At Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM FOX
Week 13 Thursday, November 28 Chicago Bears 12:30 PM CBS, Paramount+
Week 14 Thursday, December 5 Green Bay Packers 8:15 PM Amazon Prime Video
Week 15 Sunday, December 15 Buffalo Bills 4:25 PM CBS, Paramount+
Week 16 Sunday, December 22 At Chicago Bears 1:00 PM FOX
Week 17 Monday, December 30 At San Francisco 49ers 8:15 PM ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Week 18 Sunday, January 5 Minnesota Vikings TBD

2024 Detroit Lions home games

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Chicago Bears
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Seattle Seahawks

2024 Detroit Lions away games

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Chicago Bears
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • San Francisco 49ers

Which TV providers carry the Detroit Lions?

You can get full Lions coverage with most TV providers, but the number of games you’ll get depends on your location because of the NFL’s TV blackout policies.

Provider Price ABC CBS FOX ESPN NBC Details
Cox $61.00–$152.00/mo.

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DIRECTV $69.99–$159.99/mo. View plans

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DIRECTV Via Internet $69.99–$159.99/mo. View plans

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DISH $84.99–$114.99/mo. View plans

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Fubo $32.99–$99.99/mo. View plans

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Hulu + Live TV $76.99–$89.99/mo. View plans

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Optimum $35.00–$125.00/mo. View plans

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Philo $25.00/mo. View plans

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Sling TV $40.00–$55.00/mo. ✔* ✔* ✔* View plans

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Spectrum $69.99–$74.99/mo. View plans

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Verizon Fios $85.00–$129.00/mo. View plans

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Vidgo $69.99–$99.99/mo. View plans

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Xfinity $20.00–$80.00/mo. View plans

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YouTube TV $72.99/mo. View plans

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Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Available in select markets.

Watch Detroit Lions football for free

Recommended antenna:
Mohu Leaf 50
Price:
$39.99 one-time purchase*
Channels:
ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC
Features:
All local broadcast channels

*CableTV.com utilizes paid Amazon links. Amazon.com Price; $39.99 (as of 5/3/24 11:00 a.m. CT). Read full disclaimer.

Want to watch every Detroit Lions game for free next season? The Mohu Leaf 50 is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna that’ll let you watch major networks like CBS and FOX for free. Check out our OTA antenna guide for more of our top OTA picks.

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How to watch Detroit Lions FAQ

How can I watch the Detroit Lions vs. 49ers game?

For the 2024–2025 NFL season, the Detroit Lions will play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, December 30 at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ABC.

How do I watch Detroit Lions games for free?

We’d recommend using an OTA antenna or getting a free trial of a streaming service like FuboTV if you want to watch Detroit Lions games for free. These options will let you watch channels like ABC, NBC, and FOX without paying a subscription fee.

What time do the Detroit Lions play?

Many of the Detroit Lions games for the 2024–2025 season will be broadcast nationally in the 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. windows on FOX. However, the Lions will also have five primetime games in the 8:00 p.m. ET window this season.

Disclaimer

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