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Lions Roar but Patriots Feast

Tom Brady threw for 349 yards in New England's 34-9 victory over Detroit.

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    The New England Patriots have yet to stop rolling after Tom Brady's longevity was called into question following a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this season.

    The veteran quarterback threw for 349 yards in New England's 34-9 victory over the now-7-4 Detroit Lions.

    Only 36 of those yards could be attributed to Tim Wright, but he made them count - the second-year tight end caught both of the touchdown passes Brady threw.

    Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski each received 78 or more yards from Brady, who completed 38 passes for 53 attempts.

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, meanwhile, completed just 18 passes in 46 attempts. He was sacked twice and threw an interception, but no touchdowns.

    Stafford did manage to compile 264 passing yards in the loss. Darrelle Revis and the Pats' secondary managed to hold Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, targeted 10 times, to four receptions and 58 yards.

    LeGarrette Blount, who returned to New England after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

    New England won by a 25-point margin despite Brady throwing a pick in the red zone to former teammate James Ihedigbo.

    The Patriots improve their record to 9-2 on the win. They'll take on the Green Bay Packers on the road next Sunday.

    More to come.

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