Patriots Lose Control In Motor City

DETROIT -- The Lions earned a big win against the Patriots on Sunday two bad losses to begin the season.

“I’m just happy for the guys,” he said. “They’re the ones who deserve it,” said Lions coach Matt Patricia. 

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.

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.

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.