Final

Patriots 9

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Lions 40

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, August 22, 2013

Ford Field, Detroit, MI 

1 2 3 4 T
NE 0 3 0 69
DET 3 13 10 1440

 

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Passing Leaders

New EnglandCMP%YDSTDINT
T. Brady60.543432511
DetroitCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Stafford58.546502919

Rushing Leaders

New EnglandCARYDSAVGTD
S. Ridley1787734.37
L. Blount1537725.07
DetroitCARYDSAVGTD
R. Bush22310064.54
J. Bell1666503.98

Receiving Leaders

New EnglandRECYDSAVGTD
J. Edelman105105610.16
D. Amendola5463311.72
DetroitRECYDSAVGTD
C. Johnson84149217.812
J. Bell5354710.30

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsNE
 
 385
DET
 
 392
Yards PassingNE
 
 255
DET
 
 280
Yards RushingNE
 
 129
DET
 
 112
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedNE
 
 373
DET
 
 347
Pass Yds AllowedNE
 
 239
DET
 
 247
Rush Yds AllowedNE
 
 134
DET
 
 100

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

New England leads 3-0
Nov 25, 2010NE 45, @DET 24
Dec 3, 2006NE 28, DET 21
Nov 28, 2002NE 20, @DET 12

Research Notes

Tom Brady last faced the Lions in a regular season game in 2010 on Thanksgiving. That day, Brady had a half for the ages. Trailing 17-10 at halftime, Brady and the Patriots outscored the Lions, 35-7. Brady threw 4 touchdowns, the most he's ever thrown in a 2nd half. His Total QBR of 98.9 is the 2nd highest he's had in a 2nd half with a minimum of 10 action plays.
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The Patriots allowed 40 points Thursday night. That's something they've done just 3 times in the regular season or the playoffs in the Bill Belichick era (since 2000). And it's something they've NEVER done on the road under Belichick.
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This is NOT what you call progress. The Patriots had 10 drives with Tom Brady in the game ... a figure that includes a kneel down at the end of the first half. They had more turnovers ... 4 ... then they did points.
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