Brady, Patriots cruise past Lions

Foxboro, MA ( – Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in
leading the New England Patriots to a 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions on

Brady carved up the NFL’s top-ranked defense, completing 38-of-53 passes for
349 yards.

LeGarrette Blount had two rushing scores in his first game back with the AFC-
leading Patriots (9-2), who secured their 14th consecutive winning season.

New England has won seven games in a row, 14 straight against NFC North
teams and 15 straight at home.

Matthew Stafford was 18-of-46 for 264 yards as the Lions (7-4) fell one game
behind Green Bay in the division with a second consecutive loss.