Football returned to Ford Field on Friday night. The 40,000-plus fans in attendance saw a spirited exhibition game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons.
The visiting Falcons prevailed, 27-23, after a late touchdown. The game featured lead changes, impressive scoring drives and a few big plays. Detroit’s starting offense was fantastic in its one drive, and rookie Aidan Hutchinson made a couple of plays that showed he’s ready for the NFL.
Here are some of the top photos from the action in the Lions’ preseason opener.