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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions looks on during the third quarter while playing the New England Patriots during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Eric Thomas: The Lions Did Great…Sort Of

Yeah! The Lions are good again! A week after the team tossed a limp, obfuscating, smelly performance onto the turf at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, all is forgiven.

97.1 The Ticket–08/23/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Running back Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions runs for a gain during the first half of a preseason against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Offense Scores 40, Still Needs Improvement In Key Situations

As it turned out, the Lions did not need any excuses. They hung 40 points on the Patriots, buoyed by short fields provided by a defense that forced four turnovers over the course of the game.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12:  Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field celebrating a 7-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers on December 12, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions’ Delmas Returns To Action, Others Leave Game With Injuries

In Thursday’s game against the New England Patriots, the Lions had a number of players limited by various incidents.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2013

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions looks to get around the tackle of Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots during a first quarter run during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Shines, Lions Beat Patriots 40-9

Reggie Bush wasn’t a factor at all in the running game for the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–08/22/2013

Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots gains yards in the fourth quarter during a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on December 10, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ex-Patriot Hernandez Indicted On Murder Charge

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player’s home.

97.1 The Ticket–08/22/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Head coach Rob Chudzinski of the Cleveland Browns shakes hands with head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions after a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Lions 24-6. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Three Things The Lions Must Improve In Their Preseason Game Thursday Vs. New England

The Lions must eliminate after-the-whistle penalties.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions scores a late second quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Expect Third Preseason Game To Reveal More About Offense

With Thursday’s game being deemed the most important of the preseason, how the offense performs against the Patriots Thursday will set the tone. Burleson is confident it will be a positive one.

CBS Detroit–08/20/2013

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Back In Brace, Brady’s Knee Is OK After Sprain

Tom Brady glanced down at his left knee brace, the one he wasn’t wearing when he was injured last week.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2013

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ndamukong Suh: Tom Brady’s ‘A Good Dude’

When the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots meet Thursday at Ford Field, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be trying to put a hurt on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Off the field, though, Suh thinks Brady is pretty cool.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2013

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out the play. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) FILE

Tom Brady Has Eyes For Another Woman

OK, the headline is a bit misleading.

97.1 The Ticket–08/13/2013

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