The Detroit Lions finish out the 2016 preseason at home against the Buffalo Bills. The game will be the last opportunity for several bubble players to make their last impressions on the Lions coaches. Even for those that don’t end up making the Lions’ final 53-man roster, this is a huge chance for players to put their talents on tape for the rest of the league to see.
While the game is not always the most entertaining to watch as a casual fan, the contest is actually extremely important for the individuals involved. While you may not see many of the players that will be suiting up in Honolulu blue during the regular season, there are plenty of storylines to be closely following on Thursday night.
Here’s all of the information you need to know to get you prepared for Thursday’s contest against the Buffalo Bills.
Game time: Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
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: Lions by 3 (don’t gamble on the preseason, kids)
- Saturday, Sept. 3 (early morning) - 2:30 a.m. ET - NFL Network
- On demand on NFL Game Pass
Opposing team coverage: Buffalo Rumblings