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Rapid Reaction: Colts 31, Lions 21

12/14/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Sorry, Detroit fans: The Lions' record is officially broken.

Once again, your team hung with a strong opponent for most of its game Sunday, turning what many figured would be a blowout into an interesting and competitive game. Quarterback Dan Orlovsky upheld the team's faith in him, and although they never led in this game, the Lions actually were tied with Indianapolis midway through the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium.

But in the end, thanks to a key 39-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne, the Lions became only the third team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to open a season 0-14.

And in case you're wondering, no one has started 0-15. To avoid that bit of infamy, the Lions will have to defeat New Orleans at a presumably blacked-out Ford Field next Sunday.