26 at Miami
NFL Rank: T12
Opponents' 2009 winning percentage: .508
Games against 2009 playoff teams: 8
For a team desperate to build confidence, the Lions have a schedule designed to shake it. Not only do they face all three NFC North opponents, on the road, in the first four weeks, but they also have eight dates against teams from the powerful NFC East and AFC East. At least quartback Matthew Stafford faces only one potential cold-weather game—Week 10 against Buffalo.