The Detroit Lions return to the preseason football field tonight against the Oakland Raiders. Here are all the details for tonight’s game.
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders – 10:00 PM ET
O.co Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Local TV: WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
National TV: None, NFL Network replay at 9 AM ET on Sunday
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Live Stream: NFL Live
Favorite: Raiders by 3
Game Time Weather: 66 deg F, sunny
The Lions got some solid outings in their preseason opener from players fighting for a roster spot as well as some who were probably safe to begin with. Jeremy Ross got last week’s game off to a great start with a kickoff return to around midfield while Matthew Stafford and the starting offense took advantage by turning it into a field goal by rookie Nate Freese.
Ryan Broyles didn’t make an appearance until later in the game but showed solid hands and an ability to turn up field after the catch – easing any remaining fears about his health after working back from another devastating injury. George Winn was a longshot to make the roster but turned some heads despite losing a fumble while Kellen Moore‘s play brought questions regarding Dan Orlovsky‘s claim on the number two quarterback spot.
Defensively, Larry Webster and Caraun Reid were expected to be developmental players but showed some nice flashes in their first professional game. Isa Abdul-Quddus came up with the game-clinching interception and made a strong impression as he seeks to earn a job on the defensive back depth chart.
With players on the fringe, it isn’t about flashes but consistency. Can the surprise players from last week continue to make good impressions?
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