Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/25/12
As the preseason wears on, the Detroit Lions make a return engagement to Oakland, a place they enjoyed some smashing late season success in 2011. There waiting are the physical Raiders, a tough team which will provide the Lions with a great test on the field and mentally.  Here’s a few things that are worth keeping an eye on during Saturday night’s game: 1. Starters. In the third preseason game, the starters usually go much deeper. How will the first team offense and defense fare against the Raiders? Will there be a need for another epic comeback like last December? Most importantly, can the Lions avoid the big injury? These are the major issues this week. Against the Ravens, Detroit’s first team played well on both sides of the ball. What’s in store for this week? 2. Improvements With Discipline. As mentioned in last week’s Hunt Report, the Lions were far too undisciplined again, taking bad 15 yard personal foul penalties. In game penalties on plays will happen, but the after the w...
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