Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions came from behind to defeat the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Lions coach Jim Schwartz was appropriately subdued after his team’s 40-9 exhibition victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday both because it’s the preseason and preseason games really don’t matter and because despite the lopsided score his team had just enough head-scratching moments to counter much of the good it did. The defense forced four first-half turnovers. The offense settled for too many field goals. Jason Jones and Ndamukong Suh were dominant rushing the passer. Nick Fairley Willie Young and C.J. Mosley picked up silly personal fouls. Reggie Bush had 103 yards receiving. The offense playing without lynchpin Calvin Johnson for the second straight game didn’t move the ball with any consistency until Kellen Moore took over in the second half. “We’re not going to be super excited” Suh said. “Obviously it’s a great win. You’re never going to discount a win in the NFL whether it’s preseason in-season or postseason. But to be honest with you it’s just a practice game. T
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