Eleven days until the Detroit Lions open the regular season at home against the Minnesota Vikings.
But first, one final exhibition - Thursday night at Buffalo.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. The top three priorities in this game are pretty simple - Don't get injured, don't get injured, don't get injured.
Several starters who have been missing practice time this week - receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah and safety Louis Delmas - aren't expected to play.
Other top players - such as quarterback Matthew Stafford - likely won't be in for more than a series or two.
This is a night for the guys whose names aren't so familiar to get a chance to shine.
2. The Lions - like all NFL teams - must cut as many as 22 players by Saturday at 6 p.m. to get down to the 53-man limit for the regular season.
"There are some evaluations that will come right down to the wire," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "You want to get good ph...