Report: Lions will host Bears on Monday night next season


The Lions next season will play their first Monday Night Football game for the first time since 2001, FoxSportsDetroit.com reported.

The schedule is expected to officially be released Tuesday evening, but citing unnamed NFL sources, FoxSportsDetroit.com reported that the Lions will host the Bears at Ford Field on Monday, Oct. 10.

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The Lions last played on Monday Oct. 8, 2001, falling to the Rams 35-0 at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Lions on Monday night since 1970

Oct. 5, 1970: Lions 28, Bears 14, Tiger Stadium

Dec. 14, 1970: Lions 28, Rams 23, LA Memorial Coliseum

Sept. 20, 1971: Vikings 16, Lions 13, Tiger Stadium

Nov. 1, 1971: Lions 14, Packers 14, Milwaukee County Stadium

Oct. 16, 1972: Packers 24, Lions 23, Tiger Stadium

Oct. 30, 1972: Cowboys 28, Lions 24, Tiger Stadium

Oct. 1, 1973: Lions 31, Falcons 6, Tiger Stadium

Oct. 14, 1974: Lions 17, 49ers 13, Tiger Stadium

Oct. 6, 1975: Cowboys 36, Lions 10, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 6, 1982: Jets 28, Lions 13, Pontiac Silverdome

Nov. 7, 1983: Lions 15, Giants 9, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 5, 1983: Lions 13, Vikings 2, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 10, 1984: Raiders 24, Lions 3, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 15, 1986: Bears 16, Lions 13, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 10, 1990: Raiders 38, Lions 31, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 28, 1992: 49ers 24, Lions 6, Candlestick Park

Sept. 19, 1994: Lions 20, Cowboys 17, Texas Stadium

Sept. 25, 1995: Lions 27, 49ers 24, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 4, 1995: Lions 27, Bears 7, Pontiac Silverdome

Nov. 11, 1996: Chargers 27, Lions 21, Jack Murphy Stadium

Dec. 23, 1996: 49ers 24, Lions 14, 3Com Park

Sept. 28, 1998: Lions 27, Buccaneers 6, Pontiac Silverdome

Dec. 14, 1998: 49ers 35, Lions 13, 3Com Park

Oct. 8, 2001: Rams 35, Lions 0, Pontiac Silverdome

Record: 10-13-1

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