Final score: Detroit Lions 34, Cincinnati Bengals 3
- Is Drew Stanton the best third string quarterback in the league? Probably. He had a few errant throws but was mostly limited because of the talent around him. It was good to see Stanton exhibit leadership qualities as he encouraged his offensive teammates after drops.
- Bobby Carpenter was starting for the Lions down the stretch last year but found himself running with guys much deeper on the roster tonight. The Lions are just that much deeper talent-wise compared to a year ago.
- A lot players shuffled in and out for both teams but one thing was constant: the Detroit Lions outplayed the Bengals every step of the way.
- The Lions win big and the escape without any major injury concerns as a result. I’ll take three more like that.