Lions vs. Falcons: How to watch, listen and follow
The Detroit Lions kick off the preseason at Ford Field when they host the Atlanta Falcons at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 12. This game will mark the third straight preseason opener at home for the Lions. Here are all the ways to follow the game:
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Live streaming: Fans can watch local and primetime games FOR FREE on their phone and tablet devices on www.DetroitLions.com or the Detroit Lions Mobile App. Click on the banner at the top of the page once the game has started to begin streaming!
Postgame: Watch LIVE press conferences immediately following the conclusion of this week's game on www.DetroitLions.com, the Detroit Lions Mobile App, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hear from head coach, quarterback and star of the game.
Click here to view a complete list of affiliate stations. Pride Plaza: Start your pregame party at Pride Plaza on Brush Street, the Detroit Lions' official tailgate presented by Bud Light. Admission is free and the event includes Bud Light bars, beverage tents, Detroit food trucks, exciting interactive fan games and more.
The first preseason game of the 2022 season. (Well, for the Falcons and Lions at least). This time tomorrow I hope we know a bit more about where the Falcons roster is at this point in the offseason. Yes, we'll see some starters, but we'll also see a lot of the players who are fighting for a roster spot. So, with this in mind, here are the five players I am most interested in seeing take the field on Friday, in no particular order. Let's get to it.
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As I wrote on Thursday, Arthur Smith said the chances of Franks playing quarterback against Detroit has yet to really be decided. However, between playing quarterback and tight end, Smith said he would hedge your bets that it won't be 50/50 for Franks. The college quarterback turned pro tight end has only played a small minority of snaps at quarterback throughout the two weeks of training camp, with majority of that minority coming in the last week. He's primarily stuck to his new roots, which is now catching passes instead of throwing them.
I'd argue Franks has had one of the best camps out of anyone on the current 90-man roster for the Falcons. He's flashed more and more as the weeks have gone on. I want to see that carry over into a more live scenario against players who'll actually tackle him to the ground. Have these two weeks of Franks at tight end been a mirage? Or is this move the real deal? We'll start piecing together that answer soon.
Power Hour: Before the game, check out the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Power Hour for the first hour after gates open. Enjoy food and drink specials including $3.49 beers, $2.99 hot dogs and $2.49 sodas. Get an autograph from Lions Legends, meet the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders and more! For everything in-game including box score, live stats and interactive games playable from home, download the Detroit Lions Mobile App.
Stay connected with the Detroit Lions by following the team on all the following social media channels: Get a preview of Friday's game on this week's episode of Twentyman in the Huddle O'HARA: Where Lions' kicking competition stands heading into first preseason game Camp Notes: Campbell gives injury updates on Levi Onwuzurike, Julian Okwara
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