Though the preseason ultimately doesn’t matter, if there’s a game that is most important to both fans and teams alike it’s that third dress rehearsal game. It’s a good litmus test for coaches to see if their players are capable of taking in a game plan and turning it into an on-field result.
This will be Matt Patricia’s first attempt to simulate a game week as a head coach. Through two games, the Lions have looked like a team that needs to outscheme their opponents, but it’s hard to know how much of that is just preseason rust and how much is talent deficiency.
Either way, Lions fans and players are likely eager to put up a good performance, especially since tonight’s game is nationally televised.
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