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Lions Down Buffalo 28-23 - Match Report

The Lions got a 2-TD performance from Drew Stanton as Detroit handed Buffalo a 28-23 defeat on Thursday at Ford Field.

Detroit was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 38.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

DeDe Dorsey rushed for 33 yards, while Aaron Brown added 19 yards in the win. DeDe Dorsey and Kevin Smith added 59 and 21 receiving yards respectively.

Brian Brohm rushed for 34 yards for Buffalo, while Andre Anderson added 30 yards. Levi Brown threw for 92 yards for the Bills, while receivers Chad Jackson and Lee Evans had 59 and 50 yards respectively.

Detroit was outgained by Buffalo 313-239 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-13 by the Bills.

Detroit lost the time of possession battle 38:24/21:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Detroit heads into a Week 1 battle against the Bears. Buffalo, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.