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Belichick Delivers Zinger In Response To Raiola’s Dirty Play, Comment About Patriots Running Up Score
“You want us to keep playing football?” Lions center Dominic Raiola said. “Let’s play football.”
Detroit (7-4) lost for the second straight week against a conference leader, which fell to Arizona 14-6 in Week 11.
Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is active for the Detroit Lions after missing one game with a foot injury, while running back Reggie Bush is out for the second game in a row with an ankle injury.
The Lions, tied for first in the NFC North with Green Bay, have given up more than 20 points just three times and never more than 24. Opponents have averaged 15.6.
The pace of the game could factor heavily into which unit – the New England offense or the Detroit defense – finds success Sunday.
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Caldwell said that, while it might be difficult for people outside the team to notice, Stafford has steadily gotten better this season.
At 6-feet-6 and 265 pounds, Gronkowski constitutes a matchup nightmare.
At the suggestion the Lions might be intimidated by New England’s estimable list of assets, Lions safety James Ihedigbo balked.
Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four?