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Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions made the most of a few extra seconds.
Johnson caught 14 passes for 329 yards, but like almost everyone else at Ford Field, he was a mere bystander when teammate Matthew Stafford lunged for a 1-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left to give the Lions a 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
''Our team has been resilient through a lot of things and we needed to be today,'' Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. ''We certainly didn't make it easy on ourselves.''
Detroit's final drive was aided by a Dallas penalty. The Cowboys had the ball and were trying to run down the clock when they were called for holding. Although the Lions declined the penalty, bringing up fourth down, the clock stopped because of the flag with just over a minute remaining.
Dallas kicked a field goal to take a six-point lead, but the Lions drove 80 yards with no timeouts left.
''Even our fans didn't think we could pull ...
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What It Means- The Dallas Cowboys fall to 4-4 on the season after being dominated on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball by the Detroit Lions. The ‘Boys were lucky to be in the game and just when everyone thought they were going to steal a win in Detroit, they lost in classic Cowboys fashion, giving...
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The name "megatron" is the name associated with the villianous decepticon from the kid-series and movie trilogy "Transformers". However, after his Detriot Lions beat a team that has often been the called the black hats of the NFL and having the second best yardage performance in a single game by a wide receiver in league history, Calvin Johnson has given the name...
Dallas receiver Dez Bryant thinks he “can do whatever he can do.”
NFL analyst Cris Carter refused to count him among the league’s six best wide receivers two years ago.
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman changed his own Twitter handle to Optimus Prime.
The list goes on and on. The slings and arrows, the quips and japes and jabs come often and from everywhere.
This is what...
Other than Calvin Johnson’s monster performance against the Dallas Cowboys, the rest of the games in Week 8 left us a bit hungry and yearning for more action. Perhaps it was the crazy amount of teams (6) on a bye. Will it get better in Week 9? Not likely. Once again we have six teams on a bye in Week 9 and there are some offensive juggernauts that won’t be in action. The...
ESPN “analyst” Cris Carter is known for his ridiculous hyperbole. However, his comments on Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson this morning actually were rather prescient. He pretty much predicted the huge breakout game to be had this afternoon. Calvin Johnson, or Megatron as the kids call him is great at football. But when you read Carter’s comments on Megatron you may ask yourself...
With Dez Bryant making this incredible catch earlier in the game Sunday, Lions Calvin Johnson wasn’t to be outdone and pulled down this amazing catch in double coverage:
This is becoming customary for Johnson, who seems to make catches like this on a weekly basis. Though Bryant scored on a 50-yard catch and run to put the Cowboys...
Detroit Lions stars Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are both listed as probable for this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson was able to participate in practice on a limited basis on Friday while Bush missed practice all together. Bush’s absence was considered precuationary and his is fully expected to be fine for this weekend.
Injury Outlook: We’ll start...
Calvin Johnson caught 14 passes for 329 yards, most ever in regulation and second most of all time, as the Detroit Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-30 in the final minute of play. “Just wait until he’s 100-percent,” coach Jim Schwartz said of Johnson who is dealing with a knee injury. Johsnon tied Lance Alworth’s NFL record with his fifth career 200-yard game. Flipper Anderson...
You had the feeling if the Lions could only get out of their own way, they would have a good chance to beat the Cowboys Sunday.
After all, for three quarters the defense had held Tony Romo and the Dallas offense in relative check. Calvin Johnson was in full Megatron mode, achieving an NFL-record tying fifth career 200-yard receiving day (329 yards). And the Cowboys were playing...
Reports this morning out of Detroit have Lions running back Reggie Bush not practicing Friday, with his right leg wrapped up. Bush hasn’t been listed on the Lions’ injury report this week.
If Bush can’t play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, that would very much please owner Jerry Jones.
Jones was asked Friday morning on KRLD-FM who he’s more worried about this week with...
DETROIT Jerry Jones was not talking about moral victories after Sunday's surprising 31-30 loss to the Lions.
Standing in the visitors' locker room at Ford Field, the Cowboys owner and general manager said although it felt like the Cowboys were going to win, he fully understood what was capable of happening with a dynamic player like Detroit's Calvin Johnson on the field...
Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions was billed to have the subplot of wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant dueling it out.
They have not disappointed.
Your move Johnson.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer For all the divas among NFL receivers, and there are plenty of them, there are just as many difference makers.
They showed themselves in impressive and, in Calvin Johnson's case, incredible form on Sunday. Megatron's meganumbers were so astounding that several Dallas defensive backs could do little more than shrug...
No doubt about it, Sunday’s most exciting NFL clash was between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.
Two high-powered offenses, and attitude problems from Dez Bryant made this game a blogger’s dream. Whether it was Dez’s outbursts that made for great GIFs, or Megatron’s play that just makes him that much greater – this game had it all, from start to finish.
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