Kellen Moore tosses two TD passes in NFL preseason game

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore tossed two touchdown passes Thursday night and assembled a nearly perfect quarterback rating.

Moore, playing the second half of the Lions’ 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. The last TD drive was 12 plays, 96 yards in 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

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

The Lions beat the Patriots 40-9.

Moore’s effort caught the attention of Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bedard.

“Kellen Moore is doing a really nice job. He’s going to be around this league for a while,” Bedard wrote on Twitter. “Moore was really knocked in the pre-draft process, undrafted. He’s just got something. Arm looks better because he’s got great anticipation.”

NFL Network replayed the game at 10 p.m. Thursday night. It’s on again at 2 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

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.

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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