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Detroit Lions face tough task of stopping Indianapolis Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck
Anwar S. Richardson – MLive.com

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has successfully emerged from a shadow big enough to engulf any rookie heading into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

Drew Stanton common thread between Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

So Drew Stanton has met with Indianapolis Colts coaches on both sides of the ball in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, his former team.

Stanton, who played at Farmington Hills Harrison and Michigan State, was a backup quarterback for four seasons with the Lions before signing as a free agent with the Colts.

“He’s a very bright guy and we’re really glad to have him. You know, he’s met with our coaches on both sides of the ball and he gave as much info as he could give that could help our game plan,’’ Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said. “It’s not something that we’re going to go change and do things differently because we know supposedly what they’re going to do, because you never know what they’re going to call.’’

Today is the most important game of the season
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Ford Field hasn’t been the home-field advantage the Lions had hoped for so far this season as the team is just 2-3 at home heading into today’s matchup with Indianapolis.

Most likely, the Lions have to win all of their remaining five games to have a chance at the playoffs after starting 4-7, with three of those games at Ford Field.

Thrust into No. 2 WR role, Lions’ rookie Ryan Broyles uses instincts, study sessions to succeed
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

But this week, Ryan Broyles’ assignment was to watch Wes Welker and the way he sets up defensive backs, how he’s so quick at the top of his route he always seems to be open on the field.

Broyles watched every snap Welker played against the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago with a meticulous eye. Welker caught seven passes for 80 yards, played 57 snaps at full throttle and gave Broyles a couple of ideas he hopes to use today when the 4-7 Lions host the 7-4 Colts at Ford Field.

Topics: Detroit Lions

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