Kellen Moore makes the most of additional playing time


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Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore (17) rolls out to pass during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


DETROIT - Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore tossed two touchdown passes Thursday night and assembled a nearly perfect quarterback rating in the Lions' 40-9 victory over the Patriots.

Moore, playing the second half of Detroit's preseason game in place of backup Shaun Hill, was 9-of-12 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He threw TD passes of 22 and 15 yards and led a drive for a field goal.

Moore's quarterback rating was 156.3. A perfect rating in the NFL is 158.3.

Moore made the Lions roster last year as the No. 3 quarterback. Not all teams keep three quarterbacks and he's trying to hold that same spot this year, behind starter Matthew Stafford and the veteran Hill.

Reggie Bush had five catches for 103 yards for the Lions, whose defense disrupted the Patriots' first-team offense.

Tight end Zach Sudfeld and running backs Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen lost fumbles, and Tom Brady threw an interception in four of New England's first five possessions.

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