Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (41) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Vs. Buffalo Bills Final Score: Lions Roll Over Bills 35-13


The Buffalo Bills have not just been bitten by the injury bug, they have been devoured by it.  In fact they had to pull a couple of quarterbacks off of the scrap heap to even field an offense.  Earlier in the week, The Bills traded Linebacker Chris White to the Lions in exchange for Thaddeous Lewis. Then they pulled Matt Leinart off the street to give them three deep. These moves became necessary after draft pick EJ Manuel and Free Agent Kevin Kolb came up injured.

The Buffalo Bills injury issues played a factor in the blow-out as the Lions rolled to a 35-13 win.

A number of Detroit Lions players were still battling for a roster spot and used the final preseason game to make an impression.  Lions draftee Theo Riddick staked a claim on a running back spot by scoring two touchdowns on pass receptions from Kellen Moore.  Meanwhile,  Joique Bell continued his strong preseason by scoring a rushing touchdown and averaging 7 yards per carry.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER DET BUF
TD 8:12 Patrick Edwards 8 Yard Pass From Shaun Hill (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 8 yds, 0:05
7 0
TD 1:18 Kris Durham 6 Yard Pass From Shaun Hill (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yds, 5:00
14 0
SECOND QUARTER DET BUF
TD 12:09 Joique Bell 23 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 23 yds, 0:08
21 0
FG 8:05 Dustin Hopkins 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:19
21 3
TD 5:17 Theo Riddick 8 Yard Pass From Kellen Moore (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 81 yds, 2:48
28 3
TD 0:37 Theo Riddick 4 Yard Pass From Kellen Moore (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 10 yds, 1:16
35 3
THIRD QUARTER DET BUF
FG 9:11 Dustin Hopkins 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 52 yds, 5:54
35 6
FOURTH QUARTER DET BUF
TD 7:46 Marcus Easley 79 Yard Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Dustin Hopkins Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 79 yds, 0:11
35 13

The next task for the Detroit Lions coaching staff is to cut the roster from 75 to 53.  There could be some surprises in this weeks cuts as some veterans have taken a step back during the preseason. Keep checking with Detroit Jock City for all the latest on the Detroit Lions roster cuts as they approach the season opener on September 7th.

 

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