We won't get a great look at the starters tonight since they will only be on the field for 10 to 12 snaps, but it'll give everyone a chance to see how the rest of the team performs. With many players fighting for a roster spot or position on the depth chart, every one of those backups will be playing as hard as possible.
Since this game is blacked out, it won't be on TV until 9:30. The pregame show starts at 9:00.
(For coverage of the Bengals on SB Nation, please check out Cincy Jungle.)
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (On TV at 9:30)
Teams: Detroit Lions (0-0) vs Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)
Location: Detroit, Michigan, Ford Field
Weather: Domed Stadium
Television: WKBD-TV CW 50
Radio: WKRK 97.1 FM
Spread: Detroit favored by 3.0; Over/Under 34.5