LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons face an early kick-off at Wembley Stadium in England in their NFL Week 8 clash on Sunday.
Cheerleaders, celebrities and of course the fans are already gathering at the stadium for what is expected to be a very exciting atmosphere in London.
Missing the game, however, will be the Lions’ C.J. Mosley after the defensive tackle was slapped with a two weeks team suspension and sent back home to the United States.
Detroit (5-2) made the news public on the eve of the clash with the Falcons (2-5) on Saturday, but didn’t go into details about the incident. They did revealed though that Mosley was suspended for “conduct detrimental and violation of team rules.”
Mosley has been placed on the reserve/suspended by the team list.
The Lions have also announced that wide receiver Calvin Johnson is inactive after he failed to recover from a high ankle sprain. He was a listed as questionable to play, but will not feature.
Johnson did practice on Thursday and Friday and looked good as well, but he failed a game time decision fitness test on his ankle Sunday morning.
Out as well is star running back Reggie Bush with an ankle injury. The team was optimistic that Bush would be available, but he still has pain in his ankle and cannot play.
The club said on its website that safety Jerome Couplin has been promoted from the practice squad and made active to fill Mosley’s spot, while rookie reserve defensive tackle Caraun Reid will now play a bigger role on Sunday with Mosley out.
In other games on Sunday, the winless Oakland Raiders (0-6) travel to Cleveland Brown (3-3), the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) take on Arizona Cardinals (5-1), the improving Indianapolis Colts (5-2) battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the Kansas City Chiefs entertain the St. Louis Rams at Arrowhead Stadium.
SUN, OCT 26 TIME (ET) TV LOCATION
Detroit at Atlanta 9:30 AM FOX Wembley Stadium
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 PM FOX LP Field
Seattle at Carolina 1:00 PM CBS Bank of America Stadium
St. Louis at Kansas City 1:00 PM FOX Arrowhead Stadium
Minnesota at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS Paul Brown Stadium
Chicago at New England 1:00 PM FOX Gillette Stadium
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium
Miami at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS EverBank Field
Philadelphia at Arizona 4:05 PM FOX U of Phoenix Stadium
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS Heinz Field
Oakland at Cleveland 4:25 PM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium
Sunday Night Football
Green Bay at New Orleans 8:30 PM NBC Mercedes-Benz Superdome