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GAME RELEASE: Detroit at Indianapolis

Colts host Lions in 2016 regular season opener.


The Indianapolis Colts will host the Detroit Lions in its 2016 regular season opener. The game time is set for 4:25 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The contest will mark the 42nd all-time meeting between the teams in the regular season, with the Colts holding a 21-18-2 advantage. Indianapolis defeated Detroit, 35-33, in their last matchup on Dec. 12, 2012 at Ford Field.

Last week, the Colts traveled to Cincinnati to face the Bengals in their preseason fi nale.

After a scoreless first half, Cincinnati put the fi rst points on the board with a field goal early in the third quarter.

Kicker Adam Vinatieri connected on a 46-yard fi eld goal in the third quarter and made a 38-yard attempt in the fourth quarter to give Indianapolis a 6-3 lead.

The Colts faced a 10-6 deficit with 1:55 left in the game. Quarterback Stephen Morris (20-of-30 passing for 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception) orchestrated a nine play, 75-yard drive that resulted in a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tevaun Smith for a touchdown to regain the lead at, 13-10.

On the ensuing possession, cornerback Christopher Milton recorded an interception to give Indianapolis their second win of the preseason.

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