ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions are planning to give most of their starters some run in Sunday afternoon’s preseason finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tim Boyle is expected to start at quarterback, and Jared Goff will get another day off before the regular season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game, from how to watch or listen to it, not to mention a week’s worth of news recap from the final week of training camp:
Who: Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — preseason finale
When: 4:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday
Where: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Live updates: MLive.com/Lions at 1 p.m. | Postgame Facebook Live
Bottom line: Lions +3 (38.5 points o/u)
HOW TO SEE
Television Networks: CBS (play-by-play: Greg Gumble, analyst: Charles Robinson, sideline reporter: Evan Washburn)
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HOW TO LISTEN
Radio Network: 97.1 The Ticket with Dan Miller and Lomas Brown
For a complete list of radio partners in Michigan, click here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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Lions want to douse flames on rookie Malcolm Rodriguez’s rising ‘Hard Knocks’ star
“I’d like us to tone it down and see where we are in week 4, 5, 6… I hope for my sake and the Lions’ sake that we’re singing the same kind of praises,” LB coach Kelvin said. Shepard said.
Levi Onwuzurike heals ‘at a snail’s pace’ and tends to miss another season opener
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Jerry Jacobs ahead of Jameson Williams in exchange for a torn ACL for the Detroit Lions
“It’s just the nature of the injury and where it is,” head coach Dan Campbell said. “Everyone is on different paths. I mean, Jerry, they were relatively the same time, but Jerry is further along. That’s just a bit of the nature of it. Everybody is different, but (Williams) is making progress. There are no hiccups. We just feel that, particularly as a rookie, he has a long way to go. So the best thing for him and for us is to do that movement, and do it right, make sure that the knee is stable and that he has strength in that leg, and that he can cut, slow down, speed up. , he can do everything, before we start putting him out there and getting him reps. We felt this was the right move.”
Why is Duce Staley training D’Andre Swift so hard despite all those ‘Hard Knocks’ cameras?
“That’s been since day 1,” Staley told MLive this week. “Since day 1, I walked through the doors, I told him I would get the best of him and I only know one way. And being able to coach some of the guys that I’ve coached, from (Darren) Sproles to (LeSean) McCoy, Ryan Matthews, nothing has changed. My job as a coach is, first of all, to put him in the best position to make plays. That’s #1. #2 is having him run through a brick wall with me, not for me. And once we get to that page, you’ll see a different player.”
Lions hold rare player-led practice without coaches: ‘We know what to do and how to do it’
“I think that shows that there is already an established level of trust between players and coaches, and obviously player to player. They trust us to come out here and work like professionals and not be stupid,” said Taylor Decker.
Ask Kyle: A deeper look at the Detroit Lions roster bubble ahead of court day
We did our last screening earlier this week, which sparked a lot of conversation, especially around the intense battle going on at wide receiver. That says a lot about how far the talent has come in the last 12 months, which will lead to some tough decisions for GM Brad Holmes and his staff.