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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) passes the ball as guard Rob Sims (67) blocks Buffalo Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay (90) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Lions beat Bills 38-32 in final preseason game

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions went on to beat the Buffalo Bills 38-32 Thursday night.

Stafford and Johnson went to the sideline healthy after their only drive to make the Lions happy that their dynamic duo avoided injuries in the fourth and final preseason game.

Detroit's offense, defense and special teams contributed toward the Lions (2-2) taking a 28-7 lead in the first quarter over the Bills (0-4).

Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed all five of his passes, including a 4-yard TD pass to Stevie Johnson, on his first and last possession.

The Bills gave Tyler Thigpen an extended opportunity to keep his job as their No. 2 QB and he didn't take advantage of it. Thigpen had an interception returned for a touchdown in his second straight game.

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