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Detroit Lions 2017 preseason schedule dates, times announced

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Here’s a look at when the 2017 Detroit Lions will take the field for the first time.

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Back in April, the NFL announced the 2017 regular season schedule with much fanfare. The Detroit Lions ended up getting a whopping five nationally televised games, including two road “Monday Night Football” games.

Prior to the schedule release, the NFL announced the preseason schedule, but left out one important details: the dates and times of each game. On Tuesday afternoon, the league remedied that by announcing the 2017 NFL preseason schedule in full.

Fans will get a first look at their rookie draft class and several other offseason additions on Sunday, August 13 as they head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. The rest of the schedule features a game on every day of the week from Thursday to Sunday.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

Week 1: Sunday Aug. 13 - Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts - 1:30 p.m. ET
Week 2: Saturday, Aug. 19 - New York Jets at Detroit Lions - 7:30 p.m. ET
Week 3: Friday, Aug. 25 - New England Patriots at Detroit Lions - 7 p.m. ET
Week 4: Thursday, Aug. 31 - Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills - 7 p.m. ET

None of the Lions preseason games are currently scheduled to be nationally televised, but you can catch the games on local television or through the NFL Game Pass service for those out of market.