Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions
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Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions will be at Ford Field in Detroit as the two sides kick off their NFL preseason on Friday. Here we have the start time, preview, team news, prediction, and how to watch on TV and live stream.

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🏈 Competition: NFL Preseason Week 1

🆚 Fixture: Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions

🗓 Date: Friday, 12 August 2022

🕕 Time: 6:00 pm ET

🏟 Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

📺 TV and Live Stream: NFL Network, fuboTV

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Start Time and Venue:

The Falcons and Lions will kick off their preseason on Friday, 12 August 2022, at 6:00 pm ET. The Detroit Lions will host the game at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.

Match Preview:

It’s been seven months since both teams took the field. However, the Falcons and Lions will break the drought when they meet each other on Friday.

According to reports, though it’s a preseason game, we will see some starters suiting up for at least a quarter. The Atlanta fans will get to see their new QBs Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder. On another side of the ball, the eyes will be on the no. 2 draft pick, Aidan Hutchinson.

Atlanta’s second-year head coach Arthur Smith will try to improve their 7-10 record of the last season. The Lions’ second-year head coach Dan Campbell will try to do better than last season’s 3-13.

Best Odds:

The oddsmakers expect a close game between the two sides in their rebuilding phase. The Falcons are +1.5 on the road, according to Bet Victor. On the other hand, the Lions are +1.0 at home, according to betway.

According to the pinnacle, the Detroit Lions are -113 home favorites to win the game. It means you can bet $113 to win $100 for a Lions’ win. The Falcons are +135 underdogs on the road, according to betway.

The odds are subject to change.

Game Prediction:

It’s a game more about evaluating the roster depth than winning for both sides. We will see many rookies and backup players suiting up beside the starters. So, it will be an intriguing game to call.

The preseason records weren’t impressive for both sides last season. Atlanta had a 0-2-1 record, and Detroit had 0-3.

However, the Lions will get the home advantage and boast better depth and defense. We are backing the home team to start their pre-season campaign with a win.

Official Streaming Platforms to Watch Falcons vs Lions Game Online


Peacock is an online streaming platform owned by NBC Sports. You can stream almost every NFL game on Peacock from your computer and mobile devices. Here you can also get hit movies and shows, exclusive Originals, and more. Peacock is only available in the United States, and it requires a subscription to watch.

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Sunday Ticket

NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV is a popular option to stream every NFL game. All Sunday games are available on this platform. It is an online platform, so you need an internet connection and a computer or mobile device.

Red Zone from NFL Network

NFL Network’s Red Zone is an official way to watch NFL games. Catch every touchdown from every game Sunday afternoons with NFL RedZone from NFL Network. Only Sunday’s games are available to stream on Red Zone. Red Zone is also available via some other streaming platforms, live fuboTV, and YouTube TV.


NFL+ is an official online streaming platform owned by NFL. You can stream all preseason and regular season games live on NFL+. You can access NFL+ by your Phone or Tablet.

NFL Game Pass

Old and trusted platform by NFL, NFL Game Pass stream every game. You can stream preseason and regular season games here. You will need a subscription.


Paramount+ (CBS All Access) is a streaming platform of CBS. You can stream 6-7 games every Sunday on this platform. This platform requires a subscription and is only available in the United States.

Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football is available on Amazon Prime Video. To access it, you need a Prime Video subscription. Thursday Night Football will broadcast 15 games. Amazon Prime Video is also available in the United Kingdom.

TV channels to watch at home

Fox Sports

You can watch 6-7 games every Sunday on Fox Sports. You need a cable TV connection to watch Sunday’s NFL games.


Monday Night Football on ESPN will broadcast a total of 17 games. You can watch it on TV and on your computer or mobile devices. Monday Night Football on ESPN is available in the United States only.

Fox Deportes

The original Spanish-language sports TV channel, FOX Deportes will broadcast 12 regular season games, including Thursday Night Football, four NFC playoff games, and NFLeros, the network’s weekly football show.

Telemundo Deportes

Enjoy Sunday Night Football on all your platforms in Spanish. For the first time ever, Telemundo will feature Super Bowl LVI from SoFi on broadcast television in Spanish, besides to an exclusive Wildcard playoff match-up in prime time.

ESPN Deportes

ESPN is the exclusive home of the NFL’s Monday Night Football. On ESPN Deportes, Monday Night Football is broadcast live via streaming through computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected TV devices with your paid television subscription.

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Shayan, currently living in San Diego, is a recent graduate who covers news on American Football. In his early days in high school, he was captain of the main team of his school.


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