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NFL Preseason Week 3
Patriots vs Lions
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 07:00 PM ET.
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
The New England Patriots are looking for their first win of the preseason and they’ll get their third try against the Detroit Lions with both teams likely to play their starters. The Lions hold a 6-2 edge over the Patriots in the preseason according to the team media guide
The Patriots will hope to find some offensive rhythm with QB Tom Brady and his likely cohort of WR Brandin Cooks, WR Julian Edelman, WR Chris Hogan, and TE Rob Gronkowski. We should also see the debut of RB Mike Gillislee.
Left tackle Greg Robinson, right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner are all new upfront, but all three are veteran players with extensive starting experience. It shouldn’t take this group long to get on the same page
The New England defense will hopefully have more success against the Lions starters than they had against the Texans starters as the team tries to find a solid rotation of pass rushers.
The projected Week 1 starters upfront for the Lions have played a total of 18 snaps together this preseason. Tonight’s contest should be their most extended work together yet.
New England’s defense throws a lot of multiple looks at an offense. They ranked eighth in total defense last year and registered 34 sacks (16th). Patriots head coach Bill Belichik and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia are two of the top defensive minds in the game. They’ll have a plan for how they want to attack Detroit’s offense.