The full 2018 National Football League schedule won't be unveiled until Thursday night, but a number of fixtures have been confirmed hours ahead of the official reveal.
Lions announce 2018 schedule
If the Lions can't find a way to go at least.500 in those first four games, it will be a major uphill battle. Though certainly not the sexiest of matchups, the Jets-Lions opener will still have plenty of storylines.
As expected, the Eagles will receive the honor of opening the season as the Super Bowl champs, and will host the Falcons on the Thursday Night Kickoff game on September 6. While three of Atlanta's next four games are at home, three will be against playoff teams from a year ago - the Panthers, Saints and Steelers. Eastern time, while the later games will be at 9:30 a.m.
Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: The Falcons played two prime-time games in their new home stadium last season - on Sunday and Thursday nights. Tickets for the game go on sale May 1, according to NFL UK. Jacksonville has been playing in London in each of the past five seasons.
The Titans are scheduled to play the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium in 2018.