If the Week 1 play from the Lions’ rookies is any indication, the future is bright in Detroit.
Sixth-round pick Jake Rudock, a quarterback from Michigan, completed 8 of 11 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown and seventh-rounder Dwayne Washington returned a kickoff 96 yards for another score in the Lions’ 30-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In Week 2 of the preseason, the Lions host another AFC North team, the Cincinnati Bengals, at Ford Field on Thursday, August 18. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The game will air on FOX in the Detroit area and on CBS in Cincinnati.
Lions starting QB Matthew Stafford completed 4 of 6 passes for 58 yards in limited action. Detroit (1-0) lost future Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson to retirement in the offseason and have a brand new stable of WRs for 2016. Andre Roberts caught 3 passes for 57 yards and a score, Jeremy Kerley had 5 for 36 yards, Anquan Boldin reeled in one reception for 30 yards and Marvin Jones had one grab for 11 yards.
Click here to see the complete boxscore of the Lions’ win over the Steelers.
The Bengals (0-1) dropped their preseason opener 17-16 to the Minnesota Vikings.
Both teams will likely give their starters a few more reps in Week 2 of the preseason.
Here are the details you need to know about the Lions-Bengals game:
Lions-Bengals Preseason Week 2 Details
When: Thursday, August 18
Where: Ford Field — Detroit, Michigan
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
TV Channel: Check your local listings. The game will air on FOX in the Detroit area and on CBS in Cincinnati. The game will also be shown in its entirety at 10 a.m. Eastern Friday on the NFL Network.
Preseason Records: Lions (1-0), Bengals (0-1)
Betting Line: Lions -2 — O/U 40 (courtesy of OddsSharks.com)