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Lions vs Colts NFL Week One Capsule



STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jim Caldwell: 0-0 Chuck Pagano: 1-0
LAST GAME 12/02/12: Colts 35 at Lions 33. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 391 yards & 4 TDs, including GW 14-yard TD to WR Donnie Avery as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/08: Colts 31, Lions 21. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 318 yards & TD. Colts TE Dallas Clark records 12 catches for 142 yards & TD.
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 83 (Ind). XM: 382 (Det), 226 (Ind).

2015 STATS

PASSING Matthew Stafford: 398-592-4262-32-13-97.0 Andrew Luck: 162-293-1881-15-12-74.9
RUSHING Ameer Abdullah: 143-597-4.2-2 Frank Gore: 260-967-3.7-6
RECEIVING Golden Tate: 90-813-9.0-6 T.Y. Hilton: 69-1124-16.3-5
OFFENSE 346.7 321.4
DEFENSE 349.6 379.1
SACKS Ezekiel Ansah: 14.5 (3L) Kendall Langford, Robert Mathis: 7.0
INTs Glover Quin: 4 Mike Adams: 5
PUNTING Sam Martin: 46.0 Pat McAfee: 47.7 (2L)
KICKING Matt Prater: 102 (36/39 PAT; 22/24 FG) Adam Vinatieri: 107 (32/35 PAT; 25/27 FG)


LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 4,262 yards in 2015, his 5th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 23,174 pass yards since 2011, 3rd most in NFL. Since 2011, averages 289.7 pass yards per game, 2nd among NFC QBs (DREW BREES)…RB-KR AMEER ABDULLAH was 2nd in NFL with 29.1 KR avg. last year. RB THEO RIDDICK led NFC RBs with 80 catches in 2015…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 1,009 career catches, 1 of 13 in NFL history with 1,000+ catches. WR GOLDEN TATE has 189 catches in past 2 seasons, 5th most in NFL. Has 4 TDs in past 4 games…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 12.5 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 13. Led NFC with 14.5 sacks last season. DE DEVIN TAYLOR has 4.5 sacks in past 6. DT HALOTI NGATA had INT in last meeting vs. Ind. (10/5/14 w/ Bal.). CB DARIUS SLAY led team with 13 PD last year. S GLOVER QUIN has 39 tackles, 7 PD & FR in 8 games vs. Ind….K MATT PRATER ranked 4th in NFC in 2015 with 91.7 FG pct. (22/24). Has 100+ points in 3 of past 4 seasons…COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 391 yards & 4 TDs – incl. GW TD with no time remaining – in only start vs. Det. Has 14,838 career pass yards & needs 162 to reach 15,000. Can reach mark in 56th career game & would be tied for 2nd fastest in NFL history…RB FRANK GORE leads active players with 12,040 rush yards. Has rush TD in all 5 career games vs. Det. In 5 career meetings, has 590 rush yards (118 per game)…Since 2014, WR T.Y. HILTON is averaging 16.4 yards per catch, best mark in NFL (min. 100 catches). Has recorded 1,000+ rec. yards & 5+ TDs in 3 consecutive seasons. Had 6 catches for 100 yards in only meeting…C RYAN KELLY was selected No. 18 by Ind. in 2016 NFL Draft. Won 2015 Rimington Trophy at Alabama as NCAA’s top center…LB D’QWELL JACKSON led team with 150 tackles in 2015 & has led club in tackles in both seasons with Ind. DE ROBERT MATHIS ranks 4th among active NFL players with 118 sacks. Is tied for 1st among active NFL players with 47 def. FFs…K ADAM VINATIERI ranks 3rd in NFL history in FGs (503) & points (2,253).

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