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Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, radio, announcers, odds, more

Everything you need to know about the Lions-Bengals preseason matchup

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Week 2 of the preseason is nigh and the Detroit Lions are looking to build off a decent performance in their opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This week the Lions will play in front of their home crowd for the first time as they prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals opened the preseason with a 17-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Both teams’ first-team offenses failed to score any points in their preseason opener, so they’ll be looking to improve upon that on Thursday.

Here are all of the details you need to get ready for Thursday’s game.

Game time: Thursday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI

TV channel:

Locally: FOX 2 - Outside of the Detroit area? Check your local listings here.


Detroit Lions Radio - Check local listings here (Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter)


Locally: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman, Jennifer Hammond

Online streaming: Catch live coverage on NFL Game Pass

Odds: Lions by 2.5 (don’t gamble on the preseason, kids)

Team depth charts:

Detroit Lions:

Cincinnati Bengals: Click here

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