The Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders are ready to square off in the preseason opener after two days of joint practices in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo)
After two long weeks of training camp, the Lions are ready to test what they have against another team in a game setting.
Well, sort of.
Friday night represents the preseason opener for the Lions as they take on the Raiders out in Oakland. It’s an exhibition, so starters will only play a part of it and the schemes will remain very vanilla, but it will be the first look at Matt Patricia’s new team in a game-like setting. It’ll take place after two days of live practices between the Lions and Raiders out in Napa, Calif.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game:
Lions vs. Raiders game time tonight: 10:30 p.m. ET.
TV Channel: NFL Network / Detroit Local WJBK-Fox 2 (or local Michigan Fox affiliate)
Live stream: NFL Network (subscription may be required), or you can try for sportstv24(seven-day trial).
Odds: Oakland -3 / over/under 36.5
On Twitter, Follow MLive’s beat writers Nate Atkins and Kyle Meinkefor updates and analysis along the way.
MLive will also have the live blog back for the game, so check back in pre-game to chat with Nate and other fans during the game.