The New England Patriots scored a 25-21 win in their pre-season home opener and now start to prepare for the Detroit Lions. This time it's a Thursday night game.

It will be the third exhibition game. Coverage of Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starts at 4:30PM Thursday.

Coach Bill Belichick said the practices and then the game vs Tampa Bay were "very helpful". He also said the team is "still in that growing stage."

The regular season opener is September 8th at Buffalo.