After two long weeks of training camp, the Lions are ready to test what they have against another team in a game setting.Friday night represents the preseason opener for the Lions as they take on the Raiders out in Oakland. It’s an exhibition, so starters will only play a part of it and the schemes will remain very vanilla, but it will be the first look at Matt Patricia’s new team in a game-like setting. It’ll take place after two days of live practices between the Lions and Raiders out in Napa, Calif.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game:
WHO: Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders
WHAT: Preseason Game 1
WHEN: 10:30 p.m. ET Friday
WHERE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.
TV: NFL Network as well as local FOX affiliates (CBS in Saginaw)
RADIO: WJR 760 AM
STREAM: fuboTV (free trial)
On Twitter, Follow MLive’s beat writers Nate Atkins and Kyle Meinkefor updates and analysis along the way.
MLive will also have the live blog back for the game, so check back in pre-game to chat with Nate and other fans during the game.
Here’s some pre-game reading to hold you over:
Here’s the latest Inside the Lions podcast, where Nate and WJR Radio’s Michael Stets explore the idea of the Lions trading for Raiders star pass rusher Khalil Mack:
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