The Detroit Lions first teamers performed well against the Patriots tonight giving fans optimism for the upcoming season. Stafford improved from last week completing 12 out of 25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. Although he did show improvment he still looked rusty and had trouble with accuracy.
The real story in this game was the Lions defense who forced 4 turnovers and pressured New England quarterback Tom Brady throughout the entire game.
Reggie Bush was spectacular catching passes in the flat and on screens and making Patriots miss on the way to racking up 106 yards receiving. Joique Bell was the rushing leader gaining 52 yards on 5 carries.
It was the tight ends got in the on action with touchdowns. Tony Scheffler and Joesph Fauria both found the end zone.
Here is how the scoring looked on Thursday night at Ford Field!
1st Quarter NE – DET
|7:14||Detroit Lions DET||FG||David Akers kicked a 23-yard field goal||0 – 3|
2nd Quarter NE – DET
|13:00||Detroit LionsDET||TD||Matthew Stafford passed to Tony Scheffler down the middle for 9 yard gain (David Akers made PAT)||0 – 10|
|10:40||Detroit LionsDET||FG||David Akers kicked a 31-yard field goal||0 – 13|
|7:05||New England Patriots” href=”http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nwe”>New England PatriotsNE||FG||Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal||3 – 13|
|0:05||Detroit LionsDET||FG||David Akers kicked a 49-yard field goal||3 – 16|
3rd Quarter NE – DET
|11:00||Detroit LionsDET||TD||Kellen Moore passed to Joseph Fauria down the middle for 22 yard gain (David Akers made PAT)||3 – 23|
|6:35||Detroit LionsDET||FG||David Akers kicked a 47-yard field goal||3 – 26|
4th Quarter NE – DET
|9:25||Detroit LionsDET||TD||Kellen Moore passed to Micheal Spurlock to the right for 15 yard gain (Havard Rugland made PAT)||3 – 33|
|4:08||Detroit LionsDET||TD||Theo Riddick rushed to the left for 2 yard gain (Havard Rugland made PAT)||3 – 40|
|0:32||New England PatriotsNE||TD||Ryan Mallett passed to James Develin to the left for 9 yard gain (2pt attempt failed, Ryan Mallett pass to Quentin Sims)||9 – 40|