Det 14 21 0 0 35
Buf 0 3 3 7 13
Date of game: 8/29/2013

Recap: Buffalo vs. Detroit

Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - Kellen Moore and Shaun Hill each had a pair of touchdown passes as the Detroit Lions thumped the Buffalo Bills, 35-13, in the final preseason matchup for both squads.

Hill was 4-for-5 for 69 yards while Moore went 10-for-18 for 78 yards for the Lions, who went 3-1 in the preseason. Theo Riddick caught two passes, both for touchdowns, in the win.

The Lions, who went 4-12 last season, open up their 2013 campaign at home against Minnesota in a NFC North battle.

Thad Lewis had a touchdown pass while Matt Leinart was picked off twice and went just 3-for-10 for 11 yards for the Bills, who were 2-2 in the preseason.

Buffalo, which went 5-11 in 2012, starts its season at home against New England in an AFC East matchup.

Hill connected with Pat Edwards for an 8-yard score in the first quarter, and later hit Kris Durham on a 6-yard TD for a 14-0 lead after 15 minutes.

Joique Bell had a 23-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for a 21-0 lead, while Dustin Hopkins got the Bills on the board with a 38-yard field goal.

Riddick had touchdown catches of eight and four yards from Moore to give the Lions a 35-3 lead at the break.

Hopkins added a 36-yard field goal in the third, while Marcus Easley caught a 79-yard TD from Lewis in the fourth quarter to account for the final score.

Game Notes

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Chargers put G Troutman on IR

The San Diego Chargers will be without starting guard Johnnie Troutman if they reach the playoffs, with the team placing the third-year pro on injured reserve Monday.

Pirates win bidding process on SS Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang.

Horford, Aldridge are NBA Players of the Week

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Penguins send three home to be tested for mumps

The Penguins announced Monday that forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss were sent back to Pittsburgh to be tested for mumps.

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