The Lions were shorthanded Wednesday at practice. Starters including receivers Calvin Johnson and Titus Young and defensive ends Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril were sidelined with injuries.
Johnson missed practice last week because of a sore knee, but still played in Detroit’s win Sunday at Jacksonville. It’s an NFC North matchup this weekend for the Lions as they travel toMinnesotato take on the Vikings.
Week 10 of the NFL season kicks off tonight, as the Indianapolis Colts are in Jacksonville to face the sputtering Jaguars in an AFC South encounter. The Colts improved to 5-and-3 on Sunday when rookie quarterback Andrew Luck set an NFL single-game rookie record with 433 passing yards asIndianapolisbeat the Dolphins. The Jaguars are headed in the opposite direction, as they've dropped five straight since recording their only win of the season back in Week Three atIndianapolis.