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1-2, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Underrated quote of the night, from Eli Harold about Matt Patricia: "I just remember the guy on the New England sideline with a red, long-sleeve coat on and a beard. And I'm like, 'Dang, man, this guy got these dudes playing out here like their hair on fire. And it was funny, because I was like, 'His last name is Patricia? I thought it was Pa-TREE-SEE-ah.' "


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time Detroit was at Ford Field, it was dominated. On Sunday night? The Lions were dominant.

Detroit dominates New England (1:10)
Clark breaks down Lions' shocking win over the Pats (0:59)
Patricia expresses the respect he has for Belichick (0:31)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a surprising as it was dominant for the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. After losing their first two games, including a blowout against the Jets, beating New England seem so unlikely. But Detroit put together it's best offense of an defense of performance of the season to beat the Patriots. Now, as DL Ricky Jean-Francois put it, the Lions have to have this type of performance consistently.

Stafford: We dominated the line of scrimmage (1:45)
Johnson becomes Lions' first 100-yard rusher in 70 games (0:18)
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1dMichael Rothstein

K. Johnson ends Lions' 100-yard rushing drought

Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson had his most productive game as a pro and in the process rushed for 101 yards against the Patriots on Sunday night, ending the fourth-longest 100-yard rushing drought in NFL history.

Brady gets picked off by Slay (0:27)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have a 100-yard rusher for the first time since Thanksgiving, 2013, after Kerryon Johnson's 10-yard rush in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Patriots gave him 101 yards. It snaps a streak of 70 games without one -- fourth-longest in NFL history. Detroit's last 100-yard rusher was Reggie Bush, who gained 117 yards against the Packers that day. Now he just has to stay positive yards the rest of the day.

Stafford lobs 33-yard TD to Jones (0:26)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have to be pleased with a lot of what they saw in the first half. Their offense moved well on almost every drive -- and found a consistent run game with Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount. More impressive, Detroit's defense -- a unit that looked better than it has all season in keeping New England to three-and-outs on its first three drives of the game. Really impressive game plan on both offense and defense by Detroit. By far, the best first half the Lions have put together this season.

Golladay stretches across goal line for TD (0:28)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford moved past Jim Kelly in all-time passing yards Sunday night and did so on an overturned challenge that led to a touchdown. Stafford, who entered the game with 35,382 yards, was No. 27 on the all-time list. Kelly, at No. 26, had 35,467 yards. As Stafford threw a second-quarter touchdown pass to Golladay – one that was ruled a touchdown after a Matt Patricia challenged overturned the play was short – it moved Stafford into No. 26 on the all-time list. The 30-year-old is fifth in league history in passing yards through 10 seasons, trailing just Joe Flacco, Dan Marino, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. It continued Stafford's ascent up the list, passing Hall of Famers Steve Young, Y.A. Tittle, Kurt Warner and Sonny Jurgensen in recent years. He is a little over 1,000 yards from hitting what will likely be the No. 25 person on the list, Matt Hasselbeck, who is currently No. 24 with 36,638 yards. Joe Flacco sits between Hasselbeck and Stafford with 36,392 yards, but he'll likely pass Hasselbeck before Stafford does. Eight active quarterbacks are ahead of Stafford: Flacco, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: DE Ezekiel Ansah, DL Kerry Hyder, TE Michael Roberts, OL Joe Dahl, OT Andrew Donnal, RB Ameer Abdullah

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay (concussion) is on the field for the Lions during warmups. He's got some gloves and workout gear on going through some drills. We'll find out soon if he's active tonight, but someone Detroit can desperately use.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions LB Kyle Van Noy, now in his second season with the Patriots, returns to Ford Field for the first time as a visitor.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the more constant pregame traditions I enjoy is watching coaches run stairs way before games. Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter and a trio of Patriots coaches getting work in separately three hours before kickoff.

Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire
2dAdam Schefter

Execs, coaches question why flags not reviewable

Some NFL teams already are complaining about what can and cannot be challenged after watching Packers linebacker Clay Matthews' controversial hit on Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and Lions cornerback Tracy Walker's nullified interception of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Team Stats

Passing Yards294.78th
Rushing Yards98.7Tied-16th
Points For23.3Tied-14th
Points Against29.326th

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