Let us start with the starting lineup, as there has been plenty of speculation leading up to preseason game number one. While there are guys out, as in star defensive end Khalil Mack, it will clear the way for some other guys to get valuable experience against the Lions starters.
The offense seems pretty easy to predict, especially the first team, as there will be no big surprises on the Raiders first drive. On defense, this is where it gets tricky, as guys have missed time due to injuries, and basically all three levels of the defense have been turned over from last year.
While starters in the first preseason game never totally equate to who is starting in Week 1, it will be interesting to see some guys fighting for starting spots go up against the Lions ones. The starters will likely only handle the first quarter or so, and after they turn the ball over to the second and third stringers, that is when the game gets really interesting.