The 2013 NFL preseason is already underway, and the Detroit Lions will kick off their schedule of exhibition games on Friday night against the New York Jets. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, and a sellout crowd is expected at Ford Field. If you're not attending the game, there are three (legal) ways you can watch it:
Live on TV
Since this game is a sellout, it will be aired live locally on WXYZ (Channel 7 in Detroit). It will also be aired live throughout the state of Michigan and even in Ohio. Here's the Lions' full list of affiliates for the preseason:
Metro Detroit - WXYZ (ABC 7)
Cadillac/Traverse City - WFQX (FOX 33)
Grand Rapids - WXMI (FOX 17)
Lansing - WSYM (FOX 47)
Marquette/Escanaba - WJMN (CBS 3)
Saginaw/Flint/Bay City - WNEM (CBS 5)
Toledo/Ohio - WUPW (FOX 36)
Online on NFL Preseason Live
If you are an out-of-market fan, your best bet to catch the game live is by subscribing to NFL Preseason Live. It's only $19.99, and you get access to every single NFL preseason game.
Replay on NFL Network
If you are out of market or simply can't catch the game on Friday night, NFL Network is scheduled to show a replay of Lions/Jets at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will also be shown on Monday at 10 a.m. ET and Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
There are, of course, other ways to watch preseason games, but links to illegal streams are prohibited on Pride Of Detroit. (That goes for the comments as well. Don't post links to illegal streams.)