Detroit had not won in the Metrodome, since 1997. Yes, you read correctly, the Lions had not won in Minnesota, in FOURTEEN YEARS. However, that all changed Sunday when Detroit shed a 20 to nothing deficit at the half to go onto win 26-23 in overtime. Starting the season 3 and 0 for the first time since 1980.
At halftime, it looked like the same old Lions, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the rest of the offense got hot in the second half. Stafford and Megatron connected on two touchdown passes, and scored 23 unanswered points.
Detroit’s defense played great in the second half, shutting down Adrian Peterson and sacking McNabb several times. They did give up a field goal late, which tied the game at 23. But the Lions were able to move the ball down the field and allow Jason Hanson to kick the game winning field goal.
The Lions look like a serious contender through three games this year. Next week they travel to Dallas for their third road game of the year. One thing we know for sure is that the Lions will make this regular season an interesting one.
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