August 10, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to throw the ball during the first half between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
The Baltimore Ravens will host the Detroit Lions on Friday night in a nationally televised game on FOX.
Week 2 of the preseason continues on Friday night with a slate of six more games. One of the matchups will feature two playoff teams from last season in the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens. The Lions dropped their first preseason game last Friday, with the duo of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson getting very limited work. They should see more time on Friday, but don't expect the Lions to overextend themselves at all on offense.
The Ravens earned a win in their first game action of the preseason last week, defeating the Falcons 31-17. The Ravens poured it on in the second half with each team's third and fourth stringers getting the bulk of the reps. Joe Flacco finished with solid numbers and hit Ed Dickson for a nine-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. Flacco should also get some more work on Friday.
The game will be lone nationally televised contest on Friday night, with Fox carrying the broadcast. Complete coverage info below:
Game Date/Time: Friday, August 17; 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
National TV: FOX
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Ravens: 98 Rock
Lions: 97.1 The Ticket