Brady’s Perfect QB Rating Tames The Lions

Brady's 4 TDs lift Patriots to 45-24 win vs. Lions

AP Sports Writer
      DETROIT (AP) – Tom Brady threw a season-high four touchdown
passes, all in the second half, to help the New England Patriots
rout the Detroit Lions 45-24 on Thursday.
      Brady threw a go-ahead touchdown to Deion Branch early in the
fourth quarter after connecting with him on a 79-yard pass to tie
the game. Wes Welker's second TD reception sealed the victory with
6:42 left.
      The Patriots (9-2) moved a half-game ahead of the AFC East rival
New York Jets for the NFL's best record after trailing by 11 points
late in the first half.
      Detroit (2-9) ended up not being more competitive than it had
been in its previous six showcase games – losing those by an
average of 23.2 points.
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