The Lions will open play at undetermined time and date in Week One (Aug. 9-13) against the Cleveland Browns. After visiting Baltimore in Week Two, Detroit will travel to Oakland to play the Raiders for their Week Three (Aug. 23-26) matchup. The Lions will host the Buffalo Bills in their final preseason game in Week Four.
Preseason play officially begins on Sunday, Aug. 5 for the Hall of Game played in Canton, Ohio between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals. The game will be televised on the NFL Network at 8 p.m. EST.
Here is the complete 2012 preseason schedule along with all of the nationally televised games with time, date and television network.