Down 20-0 at the half, it seemed the Lions would fall back to earth a bit and suffer their first loss of the season. But these are not the same old Lions, they roared back and tied the game in the second half behind Matthew Stafford’s 378 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Calvin Johnson was outstanding as well, catching 7 passes for 108 yards scoring 2 touchdowns. The duo connected on a brilliant 40-yard play in overtime, setting up the game-winning field goal by Jason Hanson.
The Lions are now 3-0, the first time they’ve reached the plateau since 1980. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is finally healthy and is coming into his own, and his top target Calvin Johnson remains the cornerstone for what a top wide receiver in the NFL looks like. The young defense, led by the presence of Ndamukong Suh, is flourishing and quickly becoming one of the best in the league. The Lions are off to a terrific start and have a promising future ahead of them.
The Lions will try to make it 4-0 when they visit the Dallas Cowboys next week.