The Indianapolis Colts may not have had the most aesthetically pleasing preseason, but they’ve walked away with two victories against the Panthers and Vikings thanks to the combined efforts of Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger, and a motivated defense.
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The Colts will try to make it three preseason wins in a row when they take on Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions in their final of three exhibitions. Expect to see plenty of Eason and Ehlinger.
While Carson Wentz appears to have returned to practice and is on track to return in Week 1, don’t expect No. 2 to see the field against Detroit. This game will be a showcase for layers trying to fill out the back end of the roster. Will that be enough to give Indy another win?
Frank Reich and the squad have a very tough schedule to start off the season, so making sure that their 53-man roster is as good as it can be from top to bottom is of the utmost importance.
The folks at WynnBet seem to think that Indianapolis will be victorious and cap off an undefeated preseason. Indy is a -185 (bet $185 to win $100) favorite to take home the win on the money line. Indianapolis is a -3.5 favorite against the spread.
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Check back for an official update and full injury report closer to game time! Don’t expect to see all of the starters on the field.
Projecting the last game of the preseason is a very tough exercise considering that most teams will not play any of their starters, but Indy should still be considered a favorite considering that they are a much deeper team than Detroit.
Indianapolis’ quarterbacks didn’t look amazing against the Vikings, but they should be able to bounce back against the Lions. Perhaps we’ll finally see who will earn the backup quarterback job in this contest.
Colts 21, Lions 13
After this game, Indy will get ready for their Week 1 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at home. The schedule doesn’t get easier from there, as they will welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Lucas Oil Stadium before playing the rival Tennessee Titans on the road.
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Neither the Detroit Lions nor Indianapolis Colts will be taking many risks in their preseason finale against one another.
Both teams will rest most of their starters for Friday’s game, coaches said this week. But each side still has a few things to sort out before the start of the regular season.
The Colts will be looking for more intel on quarterbacks Jacob Eason, who will start the game, and rookie Sam Ehlinger. Whichever player wins the backup job might be called on to start in Week 1, though Carson Wentz has returned to do some work in practices. The Lions, meanwhile, will be looking to bolster their depth as they head into Year 1 under Dan Campbell.
NFL preseason: Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Ford Field.
TV: Fox 2 in Detroit.
The Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions meet up in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL preseason at Ford Field in Detroit Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will air on FOX 59 in Indianapolis and FOX 2 in Detroit. Given that this is the preseason, we’ll see plenty of unknown and lesser known faces on the rosters. To keep track of who you’re watching checking out the Colts roster and the Lions roster.
The Lions are 0-2 so far this preseason, and have only played their starters for about one quarter of the eight they’ve played so far. Last week Detroit scratched the vast majority of their expected starters for week one, including QB Jared Goff. Still, just like every other season, the third preseason game is always considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season. While head coach Dan Campbell hasn’t announced anything yet, expect the ones to get at least a full half of action, if not more.
Live streaming: Fans can watch local and primetime games FOR FREE on their phone and tablet devices through Yahoo! Sports. Links to watch become available once the game begins. Simply go to or the Detroit Lions Mobile App and click on the banner at the top of the page once the game has started.
Postgame: Watch LIVE press conferences immediately following the conclusion of this week’s game on www.DetroitLions.com, the Detroit Lions Mobile App, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Hear from head coach, quarterback and star of the game.