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Score by score updates from today's game against Detroit.



* Time has expired as the Colts fell to the Lions, 18-17. The Colts will play their final preseason game next Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Check back with for more coverage of today's game.*

FOURTH QUARTER (4:22 remaining)


The Lions scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dan Gronkowski from quarterback Drew Stanton. Instead of going for the extra point and the tie, Detroit elected to go for the lead and succeeded on the two-point conversion.


FOURTH QUARTER (7:31 remaining)


A 63-yard pass from Curtis Painter to wide receiver Pierre Garcon set up a 29-yard field goal by kicker Shane Andrus to give the Colts a seven-point lead. Before the score, the Colts defense came up with a clutch goaline stand, stopping the Lions at the one-yard line on fourth down and forcing a turnover on downs. From there, Painter led the Colts on an 88-yard drive that resulted in the field goal.**

THIRD QUARTER (2:50 remaining)


The Colts followed their touchdown drive with a strong defensive effort, highlighted by defensive end Marcus Howard's third-down sack, forcing the Lions to punt. Rookie quarterback Curtis Painter took over for Peyton Manning and led the Colts into deep territory before failing to convert on third down from the Lions' 43. The Colts punted and the Lions will take over on their own 10-yard line.**

THIRD QUARTER (9:32 remaining)


Rookie running back Donald Brown capped off an 86-yard touchdown drive with two strong rushes up the middle in the red zone, including a two-yard run into the end zone. The Colts started the second half with the ball and wasted no time, hitting running back Joseph Addai on a play-action pass on the first play of scrimmage for 16 yards. The next play, the Colts gave the ball back to Addai, who ran down the right side for another 11. Later in the drive, Manning found Clark open downfield again – this time for 23 yards. Another pass to Manning-to-Clark would set up Brown's touches and the score. Clark now has six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown reception. Manning is 12-of-15 for 123 yards and a TD pass.**



Colts rookie cornerback Jerraud Powers intercepted a deep pass attempt by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford with 14 seconds left in the second quarter. From there, Indianapolis kneeled the ball and ran out on clock on the first half. The Lions will kick to the Colts to start the second. **

SECOND QUARTER (3:24 remaining)


The Colts were unable to score on their second possession of the game and punted to Detroit. When the Lions took over, rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, the top pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, entered the game for the first time. Starting at their own 19, Stafford led the Lions on a 79-yard drive, but the Colts defense prevented Detroit from reaching the end zone. On third down, Stafford floated a short pass to wide receiver Calvin Johnson, but Colts defensive back Marlin Jackson was there to strip the ball from his hands and prevent the score. Instead, the Lions settled for a short field goal.**

SECOND QUARTER (14:55 remaining)


The Lions followed Indianapolis' touchdown drive with one of their own. Quarterback Daunte Culpepper led the Lions deep into the Colts' red zone before hitting wide receiver Bryant Johnson on third down for the short score. The Lions ensuing kick-off resulted in a touchback. **

FIRST QUARTER (5:36 remaining)**

After forcing Detroit's offense to punt, the Colts scored on their first offensive possession of the game. Tight end Dallas Clark caught three passes on the drive, including a six-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning completed his first pass of the drive, which started from Indianapolis' own 20-yard line, to wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez for 11 yards. Later, a deep attempt to Gonzalez resulted in a pass interference call and set up Clark's touchdown.


•    6-yard touchdown pass to TE-Dallas Clark from QB-Peyton Manning (Drive summary: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:48 seconds) COLTS 7, LIONS 0

•    3-yard  touchdown pass to WR-Bryant Johnson from QB-Daunte Culpepper (Drive summary: 12 plays, 71 yards, 5:41 seconds) COLTS 7, LIONS 7

•    21-yard field goal by K-Billy Cundiff (Drive summary: 14 plays, 79 yards, 7:39 seconds) COLTS 7, LIONS 10

•    2-yard touchdown run by RB-Donald Brown (Drive summary: 11 plays, 86 yards, 5:28 seconds) COLTS 14, LIONS 10

•    29-yard field goal by K-Shane Andrus (Drive summary: 9 plays, 88 yards, 4:56 seconds) COLTS 17, LIONS 10

•    21-yard touchdown pass to TE-Dan Gronkowski from QB-Drew Stanton (Drive summary: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:18 seconds) COLTS 17, LIONS 18

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