DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Lions went into the fourth quarter up 24-3 and things just got better for the Detroit Lions as they went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 34-3 on Friday night in their first pre-season game.
Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his two drives to help the Detroit Lions beat theBengals.
Lions backup quarterback Shaun Hill ran for a score and Jason Hanson kicked a field goal to give Detroit a 24-3 lead at halftime.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton was hit by Ndamukong Sung after taking his first NFL snap and Chris Houston intercepted the underthrown pass. The second-round pick finished 11 of 15 for 69 yards. He put Cincinnati in a position to attempt two field goals and Mike Nugent made one to make it 14-3.
Stafford was 6 of 7 for 71 yards. He threw a 26-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson, who didn’t return to the field, and a 7-yard score to Nate Burleson on an overturned play.
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