The Detroit Lions enter Saturday’s dress rehearsal preseason game at a crossroads. Does the team continue down the road it took last week against the Bengals? A team that looked lost defensively and had such significant problems on the offensive line that it debilitated the entire scoring attack. Or will the team rebound? Will they come out of Baltimore looking more like the Week 1 preseason game, with a hungry team sporting talented players on both sides of the ball?
Whatever happens on Saturday will mean nothing to the actual 2016 Detroit Lions team but will undoubtedly have a huge impact on our perception of the team. Everyone tends to overreact to the preseason and that rings especially true for the third preseason game. I’d tell you to keep that in mind on Saturday night, but it won’t make even a little difference.
Anyway, here’s all the info you need for the matchup between the Lions and Ravens.
Game time: Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
TV channel: FOX 2 - Outside of the Detroit area? Check your local listings here.
Radio: Detroit Lions Radio - Check local listings here (Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter)
Announcers: Locally: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman, Jennifer Hammond
Online streaming: Catch live coverage on NFL Game Pass
Odds: Ravens by 3.5 (don’t gamble on the preseason, kids)
- Sunday, Aug. 28 (morning) - 5 a.m. ET - NFL Network
- Tuesday, Aug. 30 - 10 a.m. ET - NFL Network
- On demand on NFL Game Pass