Patriots vs. Lions: 5 Things to Watch for in Preseason Week 3

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Patriots vs. Lions: 5 Things to Watch for in Preseason Week 3
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The New England Patriots head to Detroit to take on the Lions for the second time in 10 months. Last time was a Thanksgiving showdown that saw the Lions play perhaps their best half of football all season, only to come up short as the Patriots trounced them for a score of 45-24.

The final score doesn't matter in this one, but try telling that to any of the players who have something to prove this week.

And whenever the Patriots take the field, there's always something to prove. Here are just a few things to watch in the game.

Erik Frenz is the co-host of the PatsPropaganda and Frenz podcast. Follow Erik on Twitter @erikfrenz.

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