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Patriots win seventh straight as Brady throws for 349 yards, 2 TDs in 34-9 win over Lions

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, center, runs behind blocking as he heads toward the goal line for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, center, runs behind blocking as he heads toward the goal line for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) slips away from New England Patriots defensive end Zach Moore (90) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) slips away from New England Patriots defensive end Zach Moore (90) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a pass-heavy offense against the NFL's stingiest rushing defense and the New England Patriots stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The Patriots led 24-6 at halftime as Brady repeatedly found wide-open receivers while the Lions struggled on offense. For the second straight game, Detroit failed to score a touchdown.

New England (9-2) routed a division leader for the third consecutive game, following wins over Denver and Indianapolis. Detroit (7-4) lost for the second straight week against a conference leader. It fell to Arizona 14-6 last Sunday.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns three days after signing with New England after being cut by Pittsburgh.

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