We give you the details you need to know in order to prepare for the Detroit Lions third preseason contest against the New England Patriots.
The Detroit Lions will face the New England Patriots on Friday, August 25th, in their third preseason contest of the year. Known by many as the dress rehearsal game, this matchup usually features the starters on both teams through the entire first half. Obviously. injury status and other outside factors can change that.
And when it comes to injury, the Lions have certainly suffered more than their fair share through the preseason. This showcase game will give fans a glimpse of how Detroit’s coaching staff will handle those roster changes and give us an all an idea of how their positional battles are shaking out.
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After victories over the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets in their first two exhibition games, the Motor City will face their first real challenge of the preseason against the reigning Super Bowl champions. The contest should be the perfect barometer for both the Lions and it’s fans of just how far they’ve come since their wildcard exit during last year’s playoffs.
What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Location: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
Kickoff Time: 7:00 p.m. (ET), 6:00 p.m. (CT), 4:00 p.m. (PT)
TV Channel: WJBK (FOX/2 – Detroit)
Other TV Affiliates: WNEM (CBS/5 – Saginaw), WSYM (FOX/47 – Lansing), WXMI (FOX/17 – Grand Rapids), WFQX (FOX/32 – Traverse City MI), WUPW (FOX/36 – Toledo OH), WJMN (CBS/3 – Escanaba MI) [tape delay] – according to 506Sports.com
Announcers: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman with Tori Petry, Jennifer Hammond
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Local Radio: News Talk 760 | WJR-AM – Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter
Radio Stream (Live): Radio Affiliates List
Weather (kick-off): Partly cloudy, Temperature of 69°F, 0% chance of rain. Winds out of the northeast north at 6 mph. (Source: weather.com)