Colts, Lions practice together before preseason game

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs during practice at the NFL team's football training camp Aug. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Colts have made it more than halfway through training camp.

Monday marked the first game week of the season. The Horseshoe will host Detroit at 1:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium, kicking off the first of four preseason matchups.

The Lions came into town a few days early to practice with the Colts. These joint sessions have become quite popular throughout the league.

The last time the Horseshoe held a practice with another team? The Chicago Bears in 2015.

Going through drills and on-field action with a different opponent has endless benefits, and head coach Chuck Pagano said he feels his team has a chance to see how they measure up to the competition.

Watch video to hear from the coach and player Frank Gore.

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