It’s not a secret that the Lions will play either the Miami Dolphins or Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving. We know it will be an AFC opponent on the CBS televised game. This isn’t breaking news.
Some news reports are jumping to conclusions over a few paragraphs on the Bills’ team web site. The story is “13 things to know about 2014 opponents.”
Here’s what they wrote for No. 8:
“Bills first year defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will make his first visit to Ford Field on the opposing sideline after he served as the Lions’ head coach for the previous five years.
“Buffalo and Detroit will meet for the 10th time in the regular season in 2014. The Bills have played in eight previous Thanksgiving Day games (4-4) in team history with their last appearance on Turkey Day coming in 1994.”
Note, it doesn’t say the Bills will be at the Lions on Thanksgiving.
The NFL regular season schedule is expected to be released in the next two weeks.
At this point the only certainty is that the Lions will play the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 26 at London’s Wembley Stadium.