The Detroit Lions 2017 season is almost in progress. The Lions and Indianapolis Colts will be one of the last NFL groups to commence their preseason plan when the two groups go head to head at Lucas Oil Stadium at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The two groups are well acquainted with each other after a couple of joint practices this week. While the Lions looked truly prevailing in the principal session on Thursday, the Colts bounced back on Friday, commanding the trenches on the two sides of the ball.
The Colts will be without Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford won't likely play more than an arrangement or two, however there are a lot of position fights to watch on Sunday, including left handle, nickel corner and cautious end.
Below is all of the information you need before Sunday’s game. Let’s go Lions!
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium—Indianapolis, IN
Date: Sunday, Aug. 13
Time: 1:30 p.m ET
nnouncers: Matt Shepard (Play-by-Play); Chris Spielman (Analyst); Tori Petry/Jennifer Hammond (Sideline)
Online stream: NFL Game Pass
Replay time: Wednesday, Aug. 16 - 4 a.m. ET
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Well if you liked not having a linebacker corps to face off against, the Lions have good news for you! While it's true they drafted Jarrad Davis in the first round and Jalen Reeves-Maybin in the fourth, this unit is still woefully depleted and understaffed. They kicked out DeAndre Levy in the middle of the offseason and have since become embroiled in a weird feud over what doctors may or may not have told him. Tahir Whitehead has been shifted over to weakside and I don't know if anyone knows what that means, and the strongside is completely up for grabs.
The defensive line has been begging for help and I suppose you could say that help is Cornelius Washington. That's a very liberal interpretation of the word though. Haloti Ngata and Ezekiel Ansah still sit on the line, and A'Shawn Robinson has now matured into an even beefier and even bigger monster of a run stuffer, but it's still a very desperate situation here when it comes to pass rushing. The real fun is in the secondary, and I suppose the preseason is as good a time as any to check out how far along fresh bright-eyed rookies Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew are.