Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/5/14

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions looks on prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Calvin Johnson, with help from his quarterback Matthew Stafford, can turn clouds to sunshine in an instant. Thats what he seemingly did Friday night for the Detroit Lions in their 27-12 preseason victory over the Ravens in Baltimore. The Lions had more penalty yards (58) than total offense (45) when Johnson, the NFLs best receiver, took the game over early in the second quarter. Johnson caught three passes for 83 yards on a 93-yard scoring drive, including an 18-yard touchdown reception. It was the first score by the Lions starting offense in six possessions during the preseason. Next thing you knew, the Lions were in top form and on their way to their 15th victory in their last 18 preseason games. Here are some of the other highlights and lowlights from Fridays game: OFFENSE After failing to score on three possessions last week against Cleveland and the first two against the Ravens, Stafford finished his night with another touchdown pass to Titus Young midway through the se...
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