Posted Nov 27, 2012

Colts take on Lions on the road

The Colts (7-4) will play on the road for the fourth time in their last six games when they take on the Detroit Lions (4-7) at Ford Field on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

The Colts avoided their first losing streak of the season last week when they overcame the Buffalo Bills, 20-13, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Special teams proved to be the difference in the game last week, as WR-T.Y. Hilton became the first player in franchise history to score on a punt return and record a receiving touchdown in the same game. WR-Reggie Wayne extended his streak of consecutive games with three-or-more catches to 59, a new NFL record. QB-Andrew Luck threw for 240 yards in the game, bringing his total to 3,205 passing yards for the season, making him the second Colts rookie to surpass 3,000 yards in his first year.

The Lions hold the No. 1-ranked passing offense in the league, averaging 312.5 passing yards per game. QBMatthew Stafford has completed 296-of-488 passes for 3,429 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 83.0 on the season. WR-Calvin Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yardage this year, having caught 73 passes for 1,257 yards and four touchdowns. As a team, the Lions are coming off a close 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving Day. In the game, Stafford threw for 441 passing yards, the second-highest total of his career.

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