DETROIT -- In the end, Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam got the last laugh.
Earlier in the week, Elam had drawn the Lions' attention with comments about wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
"He's pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be," Elam said. "He's a big guy, but he's older. I guess when they get older they're not going to be as physical, you know what I'm saying? We're going to have to be physical, make him uncomfortable."
Johnson, an ancient 28, laughed it off and said he'd have to show Elam his "old-man strength" during the game.
But early in the game, it actually looked as if Johnson was off his game.
On the second drive, Johnson was wide open on 3rd and 15 and uncharacteristically dropped the ball, forcing the Lions to punt.
Johnson had another drive-ending drop in the second quarter.
"We had some things going there and we had some critical third downs, I think, that we could have kept the drives going," Johnson said. "When that happens, you just didn't...