New England Patriots
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.
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.
In Thursday’s game against the New England Patriots, the Lions had a number of players limited by various incidents.
Reggie Bush wasn’t a factor at all in the running game for the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
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.
The Lions must eliminate after-the-whistle penalties.
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.
Tom Brady glanced down at his left knee brace, the one he wasn’t wearing when he was injured last week.
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.
OK, the headline is a bit misleading.