Lions Offense Sputters Again In Loss To Pats
The Detroit Lions were held without a touchdown for the second straight game as the New England Patriots scored 24 points in the first half and never looked back as they defeated the Detroit Lions 34-9 at Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. Detroit (7-4) was only able to manage three Matt Prater field goals and saw their #1 ranked defense torched for 439 yards including 349 yards passing from Tom Brady. New England (9-2) scored on their first four possessions of the game as Brady found Tim Wright twice in the end zone and LeGarrette Blount, just signed this week, scored twice on the ground. Matthew Stafford completed of passes for yards. Joique Bell led the Lions in rushing with 19 carries for 48 yards and Golden Tate led the Lions in receiving with four catches for 97 yards. Detroit returns home for their annual Thanksgiving Day game this week where they will host the division rival Chicago Bears. Pregame coverage begins at 12noon on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.