New England Patriots almost traded Rob Gronkowski to the Detroit Lions

Lions win over Patriots drew boffo TV ratings

Once Gronkowski threatened to retire, he and the Patriots met to map out a plan that would keep Gronkowski on the team for his entire career.

Detroit was shredded by the New York Jets 48-17 in the season opener at home and fell behind by 17 points in the fourth quarter before Matthew Stafford threw a pair of touchdown passes in the three-point defeat.

While not every NFL game is available for streaming on those apps, primetime Sunday Night Football games are - including the Patriots vs. Lions matchup tonight.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick's decision to leave Gordon's debut for another week comes after week in which Gordon got in limited practice with the New England offense, and was limited all the while due to an apparent hamstring injury.

The Patriots (1-2) have had weaknesses exposed on both sides of the ball, losing two of their first three games for the first time since 2012. In Detroit, Kerryon Johnson became the first Lion in nearly four years to log a 100-yard rushing game as Detroit rolled up 159 rush yards on 33 carries for 4.8 yards a run. Detroit's 70-game stretch without a 100-yard rusher was the longest since the NFL-AFL merger. "Brady's my quarterback. That's all".

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