Jake Rudock showed the Detroit Lions he could fill in for Matthew Stafford – if needed. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, are still looking for an answer behind Andrew Luck. Rudock took advantage of the injury-depleted Colts by throwing two touchdown passes to Kenny Golladay, driving the Lions to a short field goal and leading them to a 24-10 victory in the preseason opener on Sunday.
On Aug. 20, it will be 50 years since the stadium in Mission Valley opened with the Chargers playing the Detroit Lions. In its heyday (1980-2000), the stadium was the busiest stadium facility in the country. The Padres, Chargers, Aztecs, Holiday Bowl, high school football, vehicle racing, concerts, soccer, conventions, numerous parking lot events, etc., were conducted. The stadium hosted three Super Bowls, two All-Star games and two World Series. In 2001, thousands came to the parking lot to be a part of the largest human flag after the Sept. 11 attacks. In 2003, the stadium became an evacuation and support center for people impacted by the Cedar fires. These events helped put San Diego on the
When Andrew Luck returns to the playing field, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay knows this much: His franchise quarterback will be healthy. Following a 24-10 loss in Sunday's preseason opener, Irsay said it's still uncertain whether Luck will be ready for the Colts' regular-season opener Sept. 10 at the Rams. For now, the Colts are content playing it safe by limiting how hard Luck is throwing, Irsay said. Without Luck, the Colts sputtered against the Detroit Lions. They finished with 230 yards, 90 coming on the game's final series, 14 first downs and only mustered a mid-range field goal in the second quarter and a 1-yard TD plunge as time expired in the game. AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org
Two of the league’s best young quarterbacks will meet Sunday. Unfortunately, their time on the field will be limited to pregame (or postgame) handshakes. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts will welcome Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions to Indiana Sunday to kick off each team’s preseason. The game will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET and air on NFL Network. A live stream is available at , NFL Game Pass, and the NFL mobile app. Luck, still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, is the most prominent member of his team’s physically unable to play (PUP) list. While his rehab has been going well, the Colts aren’t eager to rush their star back into the lineup. His status for the opening game of
The Detroit Lions got exactly what they needed from a long weekend in Indianapolis. Two practices against another team provided a fresh perspective on the progression they've made in training camp – and a valuable preview of what to expect in Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts. The Lions should get good reviews from the film room – even with right guard T.J. Lang and left tackle Taylor Decker sitting out Friday.
Hingle McCringleberry liked Von Miller’s imitation so much, he paid Miller’s NFL fine. Miller, the Denver Broncos outside linebacker, was fined $11,567 back in 2015 for thrusting after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Regular viewers of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” or one of the 17 million people who have viewed the McCringleberry excessive celebration skit on YouTube knew Miller was giving a shout-out to the comedians.
DeAndre Levy filed an injury grievance over the Lions cutting him this offseason. You may remember the Detroit Lions from when they tried to make Calvin Johnson pay back part of his signing bonus after he retired, a move that made the franchise look petty and cheap in the eyes of many. If what linebacker DeAndre Levy contends is true about the details of his release this past offseason, the Lions look like a bush-league operation.