Patriots Vs. Lions: Matt Stafford Impressive, Detroit Dominant In 34-10 Win

It's just a preseason game, but the Detroit Lions 34-10 win over the New England Patriots on Saturday has to be encouraging for fans of the oft-maligned franchised. The Lions came storming out of the gate and never looked back, establishing a 27-10 lead by halftime and adding a fourth quarter touchdown for good measure.

Matthew Stafford was outstanding in the first half, completing 12 of 14 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford found Nate Burleson for a first yard touchdown before finding Tony Scheffler and Aaron Brown for second quarter touchdowns, padding the Lions lead at the time. Drew Stanton added the final touchdown of the game, hitting Derrick Williams for four yards and the score in the final quarter.

Tom Brady completed 12 of 22 passes for 145 yards while throwing a touchdown and an interception. Brady and Wes Welker connected for a 44-yard touchdown in the second quarter to cut the Lions' lead to 17-10. But that was as close as the Patriots would get.

For more on the Patriots, head over to Pats Pulpit. For more on the Lions, check out Pride of Detroit. Follow the rest of preseason week two at SB Nation NFL.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.