Some call it tune up time. Some call it the only time the Lions can pull out a win. For the Lions, this year’s preseason games might be the most important of any recent time. The club has many key components recovering from injury. Young players at key positions on defense will be looking to make last minute adjustments before the season.
There will be a whole lot of new faces at Allen Park to begin this season, and the games scheduled for the Lions will be a prime opportunity to weed out the good and the bad. To find where really talented players can fit in, so they can develop into regular starters on the field. Today, the NFL released the upcoming dates and times for the Lions’ preseason. Let’s Take a Look.
Saturday, Aug. 14, at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21, at Denver, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28, vs. Cleveland, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 2, vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
The last match up before regular season play could be rather interesting for both teams. The Bills and Lions will be looking for the best talent possible before making final cuts. The true word about the Lions’ offense will be out by that time. If the first team doesn’t dominate in the final game, it could be a long year offensively for Detroit.