Detroit has come back from 20 point deficits two weeks in a row after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 34-30 on Sunday. After Dallas built a 27-3 culminating with a Romo touchdown pass to Witten early in the 3rd quarter, the Lions stormed back with the aid of critical interceptions by Romo.
The tide turned in the 3rd quarter when Romo threw an interception to former Cowboy Bobby Carpenter who returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Then on the very next series Romo threw another interception which was returned 56 yards by Chris Houston for another touchdown, which put the score at 27-17, with plenty of time on the clock for Detroit to finish off the comeback.
The Lions were able to keep the score the same, and the offense started clicking with Megatron and Stafford hooking up on an unbelievable touchdown pass. Johnson reached over three defenders in the end zone and came down with the ball, cutting the deficit to 6.
After another Romo interception and Hanson field goal the score was 30-27, and every Dallas fan in the stadium knew what was going to happen next. Detroit’s defense stopped the Cowboys another time and gave the offense one last chance, which was all they needed. Stafford was able to put a drive together and capped it off with a touchdown pass to Johnson with 1:39 sealing the Cowboys fate.
This was another terrific win for Detroit, but if they want to continue their winning ways, they will have to keep the games a bit closer and not rely on critical mistakes by the other team. A quarter through the season and the only team that looks better than the Lions right now are the Packers, and these teams will have a chance to face each other. Detroit has a Monday Night Matchup with the Bears next week.