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Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

DETROIT (AP) Matt Patricia weaved his way through a crowd to hug the man who helped him live a dream.

Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions defeat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night.

''I'm sure it meant a lot, his first win as a head coach,'' Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. ''Probably no sweeter than to do it against your old team.

''We needed this one.''

The Lions (1-2) suddenly looked like a team with a plan on offense and defense under their first-year coach, and former New England assistant. They opened the season with a 31-point loss to the New York Jets at home and fell short in a comeback at San Francisco.

Patricia was given a game ball by his players, but refused to relish in the moment.

''I'm just happy for the guys,'' he said. ''They're the ones who deserve it,'' he said.

The Patriots (1-2) have had weaknesses exposed on both sides of the ball, losing two of their first three games for the first time since 2012.

And, Belichick was in no mood to reflect on his former defensive coordinator earning his first win.

''My job is my football team,'' said Belichick, who is 14-9 against former assistants. ''That's what I'm worried about. That's what I'm concerned about.''

Patricia and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also hugged briefly at midfield after the game and other New England players made a point of connecting with their former coach.

Detroit was in control from the start, creating holes for rookie running back Kerryon Johnson and giving Matthew Stafford time to pass.

Johnson had 101 yards rushing on 16 carries, becoming the first player to reach the mark for the Lions since Reggie Bush ran for 117 yards against Green Bay on Nov. 28, 2013. Detroit's 70-game stretch without a 100-yard rusher was the longest since the NFL-AFL merger.

''We knew we needed to run the ball and take some of the pressure off Stafford and the receivers if we wanted to win this game,'' Johnson said. ''The offensive line was hitting holes and we were attacking. That's the most physical game they've played all year, and we were able to take advantage of it.''

Brady pulled the Patriots within three points on a 10-yard TD pass to James White early in the third.

Detroit refused to let the five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback get any closer.

Stafford responded with a 33-yard TD pass, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took more than 6 minutes off the clock.

Darius Slay picked off Brady's pass at the Detroit 15 midway through the fourth quarter, helping the Lions seal the win.

While Patricia and his players downplayed how much he could help them prepare for a team he helped coach the previous 14 years, Slay said it was a factor.

''He knows everything about that team and he made sure we knew it as well,'' Slay said.

THE QBS

Stafford was 27 of 36 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Brady was 12 of 24 for 113 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

THAT'S COACHING

Detroit ran the play clock down often in the second half, seemingly choosing to shorten the game and keep Brady off the field.

''That was a key part of the game,'' Patricia said. ''You certainly don't want to give the ball back to them.''

Fans booed at Ford Field when Patricia chose to kick a 38-yard field goal instead of going for it on fourth-and-1.

''Any points against a team like that is going to be a good thing,'' Stafford said. ''We had a positive drive and you would hate to come away from it with no points.''

Patricia also won a challenge , getting a call overturned that gave Stafford a 5-yard touchdown pass to put Detroit ahead 10-0.

ALMOST A LION

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed an ESPN report in which sources said he threatened to retire instead of being traded to Detroit in the offseason.

''Yeah, it happened,'' Gronkowski said. ''Brady's my quarterback. That's all. I'm not going anywhere without Brady.''

INJURY REPORT

Patriots: WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was inactive, delaying his New England debut, after warming up with teammates. S Patrick Chung and DE Trey Flowers were inactive because of concussions. RB Rex Burkhead left the game in the second half with a neck injury.

Lions: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) was inactive.

UP NEXT

Patriots: Hosts the AFC-East leading Miami Dolphins (3-0).

Lions: Play at Dallas (1-2).

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Key Players
J. White 28 RB
37 RuYds, 14 ReYds, ReTD, 3 RECs
10
FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
262 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 10 RuYds
21
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:00
M.Prater 30 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
4
plays
1
yds
1:20
pos
10
26
Field Goal 12:48
M.Prater 32 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
8
plays
61
yds
4:14
pos
10
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:45
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 3:45
M.Stafford pass deep right to M.Jones for 33 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
6:18
pos
10
19
Point After TD 10:03
S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 10:03
T.Brady pass short right to J.White for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
52
yds
3:31
pos
9
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:44
S.Gostkowski 36 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
11
plays
57
yds
4:18
pos
3
13
Field Goal 5:02
M.Prater 25 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
14
plays
71
yds
7:28
pos
0
13
Point After TD 14:12
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 14:12
M.Stafford pass short right to K.Golladay to NE 1 for 3 yards (S.Gilmore). FUMBLES (S.Gilmore) ball out of bounds at NE 1. Detroit challenged the short of the goal line ruling and the play was REVERSED. M.Stafford pass short right to K.Golladay for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
60
yds
5:41
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:00
M.Prater 38 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
12
plays
65
yds
7:37
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 20:45 39:15
1st Downs 12 25
Rushing 7 8
Passing 4 16
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 2-9 7-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 209 414
Total Plays 47 70
Avg Gain 4.4 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 89 159
Rush Attempts 19 33
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 4.8
Net Yards Passing 120 255
Comp. - Att. 14-26 27-36
Yards Per Pass 4.6 7.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 1-7
Penalties - Yards 5-38 6-70
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 5-37.8 2-45.0
Return Yards 131 28
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-28
Kickoffs - Returns 5-131 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 6/6
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 4/4
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Patriots 1-2 037010
Lions 1-2 3107626
120 PASS YDS 255
89 RUSH YDS 159
209 TOTAL YDS 414
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Brady 12 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 133 1 1 65.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64% 644 6 2 93.9
T. Brady 14/26 133 1 1 9
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Michel 26 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 84 0
S. Michel 14 50 0 12 5
J. White 28 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 66 0
J. White 4 37 0 15 10
T. Brady 12 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
T. Brady 1 2 0 2 9
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Gronkowski 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 189 1
R. Gronkowski 5 4 51 0 19 5
C. Hogan 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 84 2
C. Hogan 4 3 31 0 16 3
R. Burkhead 34 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 31 0
R. Burkhead 3 2 26 0 19 2
J. White 28 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 14 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 125 2
J. White 3 3 14 1 10 10
C. Patterson 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 36 0
C. Patterson 1 1 12 0 12 1
P. Dorsett 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 110 1
P. Dorsett 5 0 0 0 0 0
J. Develin 46 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 22 0
J. Develin 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Michel 26 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 6 0
S. Michel 3 1 -1 0 -1 5
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Harmon 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
D. Harmon 7-1 0.0 0 0
D. McCourty 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
D. McCourty 4-1 0.0 0 0
E. Roberts 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
E. Roberts 4-3 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
J. Jones 4-0 0.0 0 0
L. Guy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
L. Guy 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
J. McCourty 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Hightower 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
D. Hightower 3-2 0.0 0 0
K. Van Noy 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 1 0.0
K. Van Noy 3-4 0.0 0 0
S. Gilmore 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 1 0.0
S. Gilmore 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Shelton 71 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
D. Shelton 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Wise 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 2.0
D. Wise 3-1 1.0 0 0
J. Bentley 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 1 0.0
J. Bentley 3-2 0.0 1 0
A. Clayborn 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Clayborn 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Cardona 49 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Cardona 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Brown 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
M. Brown 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Butler 70 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
A. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 1
S. Michel 26 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Michel 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Slater 18 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Slater 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Crossen 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Crossen 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Ebner 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
N. Ebner 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jackson 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Gostkowski 3 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
5/6 6/6
S. Gostkowski 1/1 36 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Allen 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 48.0 4
R. Allen 5 43.4 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Patterson 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 28.3 45 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 26.2 45 0
C. Patterson 4 28.3 45 0
S. Michel 26 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 20.0 22 0
S. Michel 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 262 2 1 101.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 895 6 5 83.4
M. Stafford 27/36 262 2 1 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Johnson 33 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 101 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 161 0
K. Johnson 16 101 0 15 10
L. Blount 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 83 0
L. Blount 16 48 0 13 5
M. Stafford 9 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 24 0
M. Stafford 1 10 0 10 21
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Jones 11 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 69 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 177 2
M. Jones 6 4 69 1 33 12
G. Tate 15 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 69 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 257 1
G. Tate 8 6 69 0 25 6
K. Golladay 19 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 53 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 256 2
K. Golladay 7 6 53 1 16 11
T. Riddick 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 98 0
T. Riddick 3 3 36 0 20 3
L. Blount 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 14 0
L. Blount 2 2 17 0 9 5
L. Willson 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 23 0
L. Willson 3 2 10 0 12 1
K. Johnson 33 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 52 0
K. Johnson 3 2 9 0 5 10
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 10 0
T. Jones 2 1 4 0 4 0
N. Bellore 43 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -5 0
N. Bellore 1 1 -5 0 -5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Davis 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 2.0
J. Davis 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 1.0
C. Jones 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Harold 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 3.0
E. Harold 3-0 2.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
A. Robinson 3-0 0.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
G. Quin 2-2 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 1 0.0
Q. Diggs 2-1 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
N. Lawson 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Okwara 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Walker 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Reeves-Maybin 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Reeves-Maybin 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jean Francois 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
R. Jean Francois 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Killebrew 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Killebrew 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Willson 82 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Willson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 3.0
D. Kennard 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Wilson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
T. Wilson 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Shead 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Shead 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Flowers 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Flowers 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Tabor 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
T. Tabor 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Agnew 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Agnew 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
D. Slay 0-0 0.0 1 0
D. Hand 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
D. Hand 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
14
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
7/9 7/7
M. Prater 4/4 38 2/2 14
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 45.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
10 45.3 4
S. Martin 2 45.0 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Agnew 39 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 9.3 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 5.6 16 0
J. Agnew 3 9.3 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NE 42 1:28 3 6 Punt
5:55 NE 25 1:02 3 -1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 NE 25 1:46 3 8 Punt
4:58 NE 25 4:18 11 57 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 NE 48 3:31 7 52 TD
3:45 NE 29 1:47 5 16 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:44 NE 21 1:42 3 -1 Punt
9:18 NE 26 1:55 4 17 INT
4:36 NE 15 1:20 4 -2 Downs
1:56 NE 8 1:56 5 52 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:32 DET 14 7:37 12 65 FG
4:53 DET 40 5:41 9 60 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:26 DET 22 7:28 14 71 FG
0:40 DET 25 0:40 5 35 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 1:26 3 6 INT
10:03 DET 25 6:18 10 75 TD
1:58 DET 25 4:14 8 61 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:02 DET 20 1:44 3 4 Punt
7:23 DET 19 2:47 6 26 Punt
3:16 NE 13 1:20 4 1 FG