The Detroit Lions preseason schedule was announced back on April 4 but we not all the dates were firm. Thanks to Tom Leyden, we now know exactly when the Lions will play the Raiders in the third preseason game:
— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) April 16, 2012
The Lions will open preseason play against the Cleveland Browns between August 9-13. The second game will be televised nationally against the Baltimore Ravens on August 17. The Lions will return home from Oakland to finish the preseason against the Bills on August 30 or 31.