New England Defeats Detroit 45-24 - Recap
New England got 4 passing strikes from Tom Brady en route to a 45-24 victory over Detroit on Thursday in Week 12 action at Ford Field.
The Patriots were a 7.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 50.5.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 59 yards, while Danny Woodhead added 32 yards in the win. Deion Branch and Wes Welker added 113 and 90 receiving yards respectively.
Maurice Morris rushed for 55 yards for Detroit, while Aaron Brown added 36 yards. Shaun Hill threw for 285 yards for the Lions, while receivers Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew had 81 and 67 yards respectively.
Detroit lost the offensive yardage battle to New England 447-406 yards in Thursday's game. Detroit had more first downs as that total ended up 25-20.
The time of possession battle favored Detroit as their offense was on the field for 31:05, longer than the 28:55 of their opponents.
New England looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Lions will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.