It's teacher vs pupil tonight when Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots meet Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions in the Sunday Night football game.

There are many storylines leading up to this one.

Injuries will keep DL Trey Flowers and S Patrick Chung out of the Pats lineup.

And, the WR Josh Gordon watch continues. Will he play after joining the Patriots just this week.

Tom Brady talked about that during his Friday presser...

The fact of the matter is both teams need a win. The Patriots are coming off that loss to Jacksonville. The Lions need the win because Patricia is feeling some heat after starting out with three straight losses.

Here's the Tale of the Tape...

 
2018 Regular Season New England Detroit
Record 1-1 0-2
Divisional Standings 2ndT 4th
Total Yards Gained 691 766
Total Offense (Rank) 345.5 (20) 383.0 (11)
Rush Offense 102.0 (18T) 68.5 (29)
Pass Offense 243.5 (18) 314.5 (6)
Points Per Game 23.5 (13T) 22.0 (18T)
Total Yards Allowed 806 695
Total Defense (Rank) 403.0 (28) 347.5 (16)
Rush Defense 135.5 (27) 179.5 (32)
Pass Defense 267.5 (23) 168.0 (4)
Points Allowed/Game 25.5 (20T) 39.0 (31T)
Possession Avg. 30:12 28:40
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 4/24 2/18
Sacks Made/Yards 3/18 8/68
Total Touchdowns Scored 5 9
Penalties Against/Yards 8/61 13/120
Punts/Avg. 10/50.3 8/45.4
Turnover Diferential 0 *(13T) -4 (31T)

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