Bills Close Preseason With 28-23 Loss To Detroit

The Buffalo Bills jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on the Detroit Lions thanks to a 40-yard touchdown on an interception by Drayton Florence and an efficient opening drive from Trent Edwards and the first-team offense. Buffalo extended the lead to 16-0 before Detroit's reserves put on a show, scoring 28 unanswered points to defeat the Bills in each team's preseason finale. Chad Simpson added a score late in regulation to close out the scoring.

Edwards connected with Lee Evans on a 50-yard reception on his only drive, and completed all four of his passes for 66 yards. Brian Brohm came on relief and played through half of the third quarter, leading two field goal drives and making nice plays with his legs while completing just 7 of 15 passes for 78 yards. He threw an interception that was bobbled by backup tight end J.P. Foschi.

Drew Stanton threw two touchdowns for the Lions, and Paul Pratt returned an errant Levi Brown throw 102 yards for the decisive touchdown.

Buffalo ends the preseason with a 2-2 record. They'll reduce their roster to 53 men by Saturday afternoon, and they'll hit the field for the season opener against Miami a week from this Sunday. Until we start talking about the looming cuts tomorrow, this is the thread to leave your thoughts on this game and the preseason as a whole.

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