Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/19/11
The Detroit Lions did it again, staging another comeback victory. Detroit beat the Oakland Raiders 28-27 on the back 98 yards drive. The turning point in this game was a stop by the Lions defense deep into the fourth quarter down by six. Oakland started the drive with 4:59 left on the clock on their own 15 yard line, they ran the ball five times going 37 yards and burned off 2:32 only to come up short on third down. Carson Palmer over threw an open receiver down the sideline stalling the drive giving Detroit the ball back with just over two minutes to go with no timeouts. The Lions defense got the ball back to the offense that led to the game winning drive. Calvin Johnson may have silenced the critics about being the best wide receiver in the game. He came up huge as his nickname Megaton suggests. Johnson had 214 yards and two touchdowns on the day, with his biggest play being a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to take the lead. Johnson was the Lions' key player. Michael Bush wa...
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