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1-2, 2nd in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: ‪Just 13 in DE Derek Rivers' debut, as he was used mostly in obvious passing situations, while rookie CB J.C. Jackson also mixed in for 13 behind new starter Jason McCourty.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: Just 48 total reflects how little the team was on the field, compared to 75 in opener, and 61 in Week 2.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick-hit personnel thoughts on Patriots' loss to the Lions: DOWN -- RB Sony Michel; DT Malcom Brown/run defense; S Duron Harmon/coverage in secondary; RG Shaq Mason/run blocking; QB Tom Brady; WR Phillip Dorsett/pass-catchers not getting open; UP -- LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, RB James White, DE Deatrich Wise.

Clark breaks down Lions' shocking win over the Pats (0:59)
Gronk: Not going anywhere without Brady (0:22)
Brady on struggles: 'We're not executing well enough' (0:30)
Belichick bluntly says Pats need to do everything better (0:37)
Clark urges fans to give Pats benefit of doubt (1:02)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick shares an embrace with Matt Patricia near midfield as Patriots fall to the Lions, 26-10. The Patriots were outclassed as they fall to 1-2. There is still time to turn it around, but the 2018 team is not playing up to usual Patriots standards.

Brady gets picked off by Slay (0:27)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury update: RB Rex Burkhead is being evaluated for a neck injury. He played 5 snaps in the first half and 2 in the second half.

Brady lasers TD pass to White (0:24)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With his TD pass to James White, in the third quarter, Tom Brady now owns the record for most TD passes by a QB in his 40s, with 38. He passes Warren Moon.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots played one of the worst halves in the Bill Belichick era, coming out with none of the energy and urgency they talked about all week. But if there's good news for the Patriots, it's this: They only trail the Lions 13-3 and it's still anyone's game. Among the breakdowns for the Patriots in the first half were an uncharacteristic 12-men-on the-field penalty on defense, which highlights how the breakdowns extended from the coaching staff to the players on the field.

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Gordon's Pats debut on hold, inactive vs. Lions

Josh Gordon, the talented but troubled wide receiver who was traded to the Patriots from the Browns last week, was inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions LB Kyle Van Noy, now in his second season with the Patriots, returns to Ford Field for the first time as a visitor.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, as usual, arrives on the later bus. He looks to respond tonight after a two-catch game last week.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Josh Gordon has made the trip to Detroit with the Patriots and spent time on the field with character coach/team development Jack Easterby catching passes as part of a warmup. Gordon's integration into the team's culture, and the support the Patriots hope to provide him, is a notable storyline. That's why it was notable to see him spending time with Easterby.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick takes the turn down the ramp to the locker room after arriving at Ford Field on the later-arriving buses.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady arrives at Ford Field, putting in his headphones for the walk down the ramp to the Patriots locker room.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Sebastian Pya, 34, of Germany, wears a creative sweatshirt outside Ford Field before tonight's Patriots-Lions game. He says Tom Brady is his favorite player.

Gronk almost traded to Lions in April (0:35)

Team Stats

Passing Yards202.326th
Rushing Yards97.720th
Points For19.0Tied-25th
Points Against25.7Tied-20th

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