Posted August 18, 2012 on
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After a lackluster start to the preseason, the Detroit Lions appear to have gotten their offense in working order.
The Baltimore Ravens, on the other hand, still apparently have plenty of work to do on their defense.
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in four possessions and Calvin Johnson had five catches for 111 yards to help the Lions cruise to a 27-12 preseason victory on Friday night.
Stafford went 12 for 17 for 184 yards. He failed to produce a score in three drives last week against Cleveland, then came up empty in his first two series against Baltimore before guiding touchdown drives of 93 and 70 yards.
''We got into a little bit of a rhythm,'' Stafford said. ''When we kind of figured out what they were doing, we went out and executed.''
Johnson did most of the damage. During the 93-yard drive, he had three catches for 83 yards, a stark contrast to his performance against Cleveland (two catches, 36 yards).
''When we get ...
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The Detroit Lions were 14-2 the last four years in the preseason, but they opened last week with a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
The second of their four exhibitions comes up Friday night (8 p.m. on FOX) in Baltimore. Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the first-team offense failed to score on three possessions in the opener. It wont be easy...
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011?
Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit?
Let’s take a look...
Calvin "Megatron" Johnson showed why he gets paid the big bucks... He made one of the most outstanding TD catches over CB Jimmy Smith I've ever witnessed... Ravens broadcaster Jerry Sandusky called it an "Alley Oop off shoulder" reception, something that's almost impossible to draw up on a play diagram...The Ravens unveiled their new no-huddle or "...
The Lions first team looked much better this week in a 27-12 preseason win over the Ravens Friday night from Baltimore.
Matthew Stafford looked very much like the dominant QB he was last season going 12 for 17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. This included an impressive 18 yard connection with Calvin Johnson for the score. Less than five minutes later Stafford continued to look...
Big turning point in the preseason preparation of the Ravens comes in the form of the explosive Detroit Lions, who invade Baltimore on the evening of August 17, 2012...The big story for the Lions on Wednesday was the return of Mikel Leshoure. The running back took part in individual drills, but still sat out the team portions of practice. He is not expected to play against the Ravens...
Especially with the injuries in the offensive backfield, Stefan Logan is seeing his role expand with the Detroit Lions.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean will miss the entire season due to the foot injury he suffered in the team’s preseason win against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the team's official site.
We’ll let Ryan describe the details:
"Well, when my foot was facing the direction to where it wasn't supposed to be facing, then I figured, 'Yeah, OK...
The Detroit Lions improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 27-12 over the Ravens on a rainy night in Baltimore. Continue reading →
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In this episode of Lions LIVE, Downtown, Adam and The Champ recap the Great Lakes Classic and whether or not any positives can be taken from the game. This includes Bill Bentley’s first game as a Lions, Ndamukong Suh and his efforts to put last season behind him and the continued chemistry between Matthew Stafford and the first team offense.