The Patriots' first-team offense, which was precise and efficient in the first two games of the preseason, was anything but in game No. 3. Tight end Zach Sudfeld and running backs Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen lost fumbles, and Tom Brady threw an interception in four of New England's first five possessions. The other possession was a three-and-out that ended with Zoltan Mesko's punt.
Detroit starter Matthew Stafford also played the entire first half and helped lead the Lions' first-team offense to a better showing than it had in its first two preseason efforts. The starters played seven series in those games -- a win over the New York Jets and a loss in Cleveland -- and managed just two field goals. Stafford finished 12-of-25 passing for 166 yards.
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