" Final — Lions 40, Patriots 9: It’s over, so we all have that to be grateful for.
The Patriots added a last-minute touchdown as Ryan Mallett found James Develin for a nine-yard score. Mallett couldn’t hit Quentin Sims for the two-point conversion, so we end with a 40-9 Lions blowout.
Mallett finished 11 for 22 for 96 yards and the touchdown.
The Patriots looked horrible in this one, a game they called a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. The Lions overpowered the Patriots offensive line early on, and they got to Brady. The Pats QB was sacked twice and hit five other times, but still finished with 185 passing yards before Ryan Mallett took over in the second half.
Turnovers did the Patriots in on this one. Zach Sudfeld made a nice 20-yard catch on the Patriots’ first drive, which looked destined to end with a touchdown, but the rookie tight end coughed up the ball for the Pats first turnover of the night "
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