The Detroit Lions 2016 schedule was released this week, and there are noticeably less prime time games than a year ago.

The Lions start the season on the road against the the Colts, and have the home opener the following Sunday.  The Bengals come to Ford Field on Sunday, September 18th.  The only prime time games that are on the Lions schedule are the traditional Thanksgiving Day game against the Vikings this year.

The other prime time game for the Lions is a Monday night matchup with the Cowboys the day after Christmas.

Check out the full schedule below, and let us know if you think the Lions will be a playoff team in the comments below.