New England Patriots: Four Takeaways From 34-9 Win Over The Detroit Lions

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Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) following the game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots continued their winning streak yesterday with an impressive 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions. The outcome of this one was never really in doubt, as after falling behind 3-0, the Pats streaked out to a 24-6 halftime, and cruised to their seventh consecutive win.

Tom Brady had another excellent game, the offensive line was superb, and the defense proved that they are one of the best groups in the entire league, specifically that secondary. The Patriots have come a long way since getting wrecked by the Kansas City Chiefs in week four, and yesterday’s game further proved that they are the best in the NFL right now.

LeGarrette Blount also made his return to Foxboro yesterday, carrying the ball 12 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Bill Belichick elected to bench Jonas Gray after he was tardy to practice on Friday, and it was Blount that handled the bulk of the carries. However Shane Vereen was on the field more, as the Pats liked his matchup in the passing game against the Lions.

Here are my four biggest takeaways from the latest Patriots thrashing.