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Patriots 28, Lions 21: Final Stats and Stuff

Tom Brady: 27 of 38 (71.1 percent), 305 yards, INT. Brady hit 9 different receivers.

Corey Dillon: 9 carries, 25 yards, 3 TD
Troy Brown: 1 carry, 16 yards
Laurence Maroney: 4 carries, 14 yards
Brady: 6 carries, 9 yards
Patriots totals:24 carries, 79 yards (3.3 avg.)
New England had 6 ball carriers: four running backs, a quarterback, and a receiver. Kevin Faulk is the only running back who did not rush the ball.

Faulk did have 8 receptions to tie for the team lead. He had 59 receiving yards.
Caldwell: 8 catches, 112 yards. The first Patriots receiver over 100 yards this season.

Tedy Bruschi: 9 solo tackles, 2 assists, sack
Ty Warren: 8 solo, 2 assists, 2 sacks
Artrell Hawkins: 8 solo, 2 assists, forced fumble, 1 special teams tackle
James Sanders: 4 solo, 6 assists
All four above players had 10 tackles or more.

Mike Vrabel: 5 solo, 3 assists, 2 INT
Rosevelt Colvin: 2 solo, 1 assist, 2 sacks, forced fumble
Asante Samuel: 1 solo, 1 INT, 4 passes defended

Time of possession: Detroit 30:43, New England 29:17
New England held a large lead after the first quarter, 9:48 to 5:12.
Detroit closed the gap to 13:24 to 13:07 before a late first-half turnover made it 16:25 to 13:35, Patriots, at the half.
Detroit dominated the 3rd quarter (spilling into the fourth) with three drives of 5:51, 2:47 and 6:15 for a total of 14:53 to New England's two 3rd-quarter drives of 1:15 and 0:45.
That left Detroit with a 10-plus-minute advantage, 28:28 to 18:25, early in the 4th quarter.