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Brady and the Patriots Win Big

A happy holiday for New England: NFL’s Patriots beat the Detroit Lions 45-24 in the teams’ Thanksgiving match-up on the strength of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s season-high four touchdown passes. With the win, the Patriots inch ahead of the New York Jets for the best NFL record this season. Detroit, on the other hand, has lost its last six showcase games by an average of 23.2 points.