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Lions Overcome Early Sloppiness To Beat Bills, 28-23

Tonight's game against the Bills got off to a shaky start for the Lions. Matthew Stafford threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown within the first minute of the game, and the offense and defense continued to struggle for most of the rest of the first half.

Once the backups came in and got settled, the Lions started to play much better and ended up winning by a score of 28-23. Both the offense and the defense looked good, which is a good sign for many of the bubble players that saw a lot of action tonight.

Since I have yet to see the entire game (hooray, tape delay), after the jump is a breakdown of the scoring rather than a recap of what I saw.

First Quarter

Buffalo TD (14:25): 40-yard interception return by Drayton Florence

Buffalo FG (1:48): 47-yard field goal by Rian Lindell

Second Quarter

Buffalo FG (12:23): 50-yard field goal by Rian Lindell

Buffalo FG (5:40): 41-yard field goal by Rian Lindell

Detroit TD (0:14): Jerome Felton 1-yard run

Third Quarter

Detroit TD (3:55): 25-yard pass from Drew Stanton to DeDe Dorsey

Fourth Quarter

Detroit TD (11:03): 16-yard pass from Drew Stanton to Derrick Williams

Detroit TD (6:44): 102-yard interception return by Paul Pratt

Buffalo TD (0:19): 1-yard run by Chad Simpson

With this win, the Lions' preseason record ended up being 3-1 for the second consecutive year. In the last three preseasons, the Lions have a combined record of 10-2. If only that would translate to the regular season for a change.

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