Lions-Patriots Capsule

DETROIT (7-3) at NEW ENGLAND (8-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 5-5, New England 6-4

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 6-4

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Lions 45-24, Nov. 25, 2010

LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Cardinals 14-6; Patriots beat Colts 42-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 6, Patriots No. 1

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (30T), PASS (12).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (1), PASS (5).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7T), RUSH (13), PASS (9).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (14), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game matches NFL's highest-scoring team with opponent allowing fewest points. Patriots have scored 32.2 points per game, while Lions have given up average of 15.6. ... Lions' last three wins have been by one, one and four points. ... QB Matthew Stafford surpassed 20,000 yards passing for career in 71st game last Sunday, fastest to that total in NFL history. ... WR Calvin Johnson has 12 catches for 172 yards and a TD in last two games after missing three weeks with ankle injury. ... WR Golden Tate is third in NFL with 68 receptions. ... Lions' time of possession of 32:24 is fourth best. ... DE Ziggy Ansah has 4 1-2 sacks and three forced fumbles in last five games. ... Patriots have longest current streak in NFL with six wins, averaging 40.5 points per game in stretch. ... RB Jonas Gray ran for 201 yards and four TDs on 37 carries against Indianapolis, first NFL player to score first four career TDs rushing in one game since Herb Henderson of Evansville in 1921. ... TE Rob Gronkowski had one TD catch against Colts, has five in last three games. ... Patriots have won 14 consecutive regular-season home games and 43 of last 46. ... Colts' 19 yards rushing last Sunday night tied for fourth-fewest allowed in Patriots history. ... QB Tom Brady coming off mediocre game (for him) with 19 completions in 30 attempts for 257 yards, two TDs and two INTs.

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