The NFL preseason action continues with a doubleheader on Sunday. First up, the Detroit lions visit the Indianapolis Colts for an afternoon game. There won't be many starters on the field for the entire NFL game, but some of the younger players, rookies, and those looking for roster spots will be making their cases. Here's the latest Lions vs. Colts game preview with matchup odds, Game Time, TV channel, and how to watch the game live streaming online.

NFL game preview

For the Detroit Lions, this NFL preseason game may give starting quarterback Matthew Stafford and his key players a bit of time on the field, but it's really about their rookies or competing roster players.

Among them will be rookie tight end Michael Roberts. The Toledo prospect had 16 touchdowns during his senior season. With Eric Ebron not expected to play in today's game, it could make way for Roberts to show a bit of what he's capable of with the receiving group.

Other Lions players to keep an eye on include defensive end Alex Barrett, safety Alex Carter, and cornerback Jamal Agnew. Rookie receiver Kenny Golladay is another to watch, as he'll be a backup receiving option to Marvin Jones and Golden Tate on the depth chart now that Calvin Johnson is gone. All of these players may have something to prove on Sunday ahead of the regular season.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts will certainly not have their QB Andrew Luck on the field today.

Luck is still recovering from the shoulder surgery he had this offseason and the team doesn't want to rush him back. Running back Marlon Mack may play today and could be one to watch unless his shoulder injury limits him. Mack was a fourth-round pick for the team this past NFL draft and had 1,000 rushing yards each season he played for the South Florida Bulls.

Today's game is considered a "pick em" situation as the point spread is even as of this report. On the moneyline, both the Lions and Colts are listed at -110. Today's over/under points total is at 36 points for the game, as of this report.

How to watch the game live

Sunday afternoon's Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts game is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m.

Eastern Time start. Live television coverage is exclusively on the Nfl Network across the country. Many cable and satellite television providers have the channel as part of their lineup. There is live streaming through NFL Game Pass for subscribers, with more details at on how to get the service.

For a free live streaming option, SlingTV is the way to go. The channel streaming service offers a one-week free trial for all new customers through website. The NFL Network is included on its second tier channel package, Sling Blue, along with other channels such as USA, SyFy, HGTV, and more.