Lions vs. Patriots final score: Detroit runs past New England, 40-9

Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

This game was one of the more interesting preseason games of the year so far, even though the outcome was one-sided. There were many things to take a look at for the losing team after the game. For starters, New England’s offense was a little out of whack tonight. They had three fumbles and an interception in just over one full quarter of football, that’s downright embarrassing, even for a preseason game.

We got to see Tom Brady for the whole first half. For those of you that didn’t watch any parts of the game, Brady was in for the first two quarters, and had just under fifty snaps under center. For New England fans, it was good to see him play for so long, especially with the minor knee injury he suffered recently. We didn’t really get to see a stellar performance partly because after all, he had one interception, and three fumbles came from young offensive players (Sudfeld, Vereen, Bolden).

We didn’t get to see any game time from Tim Tebow, who is under pressure for making the 53-man roster. It is still unknown whether or not Tebow will make the team, but the decision to not play him at all in tonight’s game will just make it harder for the public to find out until it is or isn’t announced. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett played the whole second half, after subbing in for Tom Brady.

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Topics: Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, NFL, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

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