We all know that every game matters in the NFL but let’s be honest, the home opener is always important. The reason this one is so important is that the Lions will be coming home after starting the season on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether they win or lose to the Chiefs, it’ll be important to get a win in this spot.
The Lions will get 10 days to prepare for the Seahawks. That, alone, should give them an advantage over any team that kicks off their home opener. This could also be viewed as a redemption game for the Lions.
Last season, the Lions lost to the Seahawks in Week 4, and then the Seahawks beat the Rams at the end of the year to knock Detroit out of the playoffs. Add in the fact that Ford Field will be absolutely rocking for the first home game of the season. It lines up to be an eventful second game of the season.