New England Falls 40-9 to Lions - Recap
New England was unable to slow down Reggie Bush, who produced 103 receiving yards as the Lions defeated the Patriots 40-9 on Thursday.
Detroit was a favorite by 1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 46.5.
Matthew Stafford completed 12 of 25 pass attempts for 166 yards and 1 TD for the Lions in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 26 yards for New England, while Leon Washington added 13 yards. Tom Brady threw for 185 yards for the Patriots, while receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson had 116 and 50 yards respectively.
New England lost the offensive yardage battle to Detroit 455-330 yards in Thursday's game. Detroit had more first downs as that total ended up 23-21.
New England lost the time of possession battle 32:04/27:56, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For New England, they head home to face New York.