Previewing Bills-Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills conclude their preseason against the Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET).

Weather conditions: Can we copy and paste this weather for the rest of the year? It's a great afternoon in Western New York, with temperatures around 70 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will fall into the low-60s during the game with very low humidity.

Television blackout: The Bills were unable to sell out tonight's game by Monday's deadline, so the game is not being shown on local television. That means only the fans in the stands will get to see the game live. That may not be a bad thing: in this finale last season, Bills quarterback Matt Leinart and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford both posted 0.0 QB ratings.

Offensive starters expected to play: The Bills are expected to play some of their offensive starters, including quarterback EJ Manuel, in this game. It's unclear if Sammy Watkins (ribs) will suit up. The defense has shown well this preseason, but it's the offense that needs to step up its game.

Live tweets: We’ll be tweeting before, during, and after the game. Those will appear in our Bills live feed.

Triplette gets the call: Jeff Triplette is tonight's official.