The Detroit Lions were hoping Matthew Stafford would have a brief and productive tuneup for the regular season. He didn't.
Stafford's second pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown and he didn't lead Detroit to points on his second and last drive. But, third-stringer Drew Stanton threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes to lift the Lions to a 28-23 win over the Buffalo Bills in their preseason finale Thursday night.
"The interception was a big negative, but we made some positive plays as well," Stafford said. "Now, we just put this behind us and start planning for Chicago."
Detroit opens the season at Chicago - hoping to snap a 20-game skid on the road - and that's when coach Jim Schwartz will start to care about results.
"It really doesn't matter, to tell you the truth, how I'm feeling or what our record was in the preseason," Schwartz said.
The Bills are happy with QB Trent Edwards. All signs point toward Edwards as the official #1 QB.