Hill turned in a strong performance, completing four of his five passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Hill's first pass of the game was an eight-yard touchdown to Patrick Edwards. The Lions started the drive in the red zone thanks to a Bill Bentley interception.
Steven Miller had a solid game for Detroit, rushing for 72 yards on 12 carries. Miller and sixth-round pick Theo Riddick are battling for final running back spot the Lions, reports Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Riddick finished with 26 yards on 6 carries.
Matt Leinart started instead of Tuel and had a terrible outing, going 3-of-10 for 11 yards and two interceptions. Thad Lewis replaced Leinart and turned in a better performance, throwing for 132 yards and one touchdown while adding 51 yards on the ground.
Did they cover?
Detroit entered the game as 4 1/2 point favorites, easily covering the spread.
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