Detroit Lions Beat Buffalo Bills 38-32 in Preseason Finale

The Detroit Lions closed out their preseason with a 38-32 win against the Buffalo Bills. Detroit finishes the meaningless preseason with a 2-2 record.

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson looked good only their only drive as it ended with a touchdown pass from Stafford to “Megatron”.

Now I understand that not many people were watching this game because who would after all with Clint Eastwood doing his skit at the Republican National Convention. Whether you loved or hated the act it was still good television, but let’s not kid ourselves about the power of the NFL. If the Buffalo and Detroit game was a regular season game it would have garnered more attention.

What the Lions were watching though were the “bubble” positions so to speak that are endangered of being cut on Friday. QB Kellen Moore showed promise last night after a 17-30 for 211 yard performance.

RB Mikel Leshoure got a good amount of playing time as he is going to miss the first two games of the season due to his suspension. The Lions could really use Leshoure against the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers, but the show must go on without him.

Leshoure was solid against the Bills with 15 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown, while adding one reception for an impressive 33 yard gain.

The team now has the information necessary to make the final required roster cuts on Friday. NFL teams have to get their rosters down to a 53 man squad by Friday evening.

Detroit needs depth in the backfield as well as in their secondary so it be interesting to see how HC Jim Schwartz pieces together the team’s final roster spots today.


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