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Megatron, Leshoure and the Lions start fast in Jacksonville

Tony Scheffler, Aaron Ross AP

So much for Calvin Johnson being limited today with a knee injury.

Johnson, the Lions receiver who missed practice all week and was viewed as a game-time decision today in Jacksonville, got off to a great start with five catches for 99 yards in the first 22 minutes of action, as the Lions jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.

Both of the Lions’ touchdowns came at the end of long drives on which Johnson led the way: On their first scoring drive, Johnson had catches of 10, 18 and 26 yards, and the second touchdown was set up when Johnson caught a pass for 38 yards and was dragged down at the 1-yard line. Both touchdowns were scored by Mikel Leshoure on runs right up the middle.

The Jaguars’ offense hasn’t been able to do much of anything, going three-and-out on each of Jacksonville’s first three possessions. It’s going to be tough for this offense to keep pace with a Detroit attack that is firing on all cylinders.

UPDATE 2:19 p.m. ET: Leshoure scored his third touchdown of the day just before halftime to make it 21-0.

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8 Responses to “Megatron, Leshoure and the Lions start fast in Jacksonville”
  1. thekiy says: Nov 4, 2012 2:26 PM

    On that last TD, Leshoure completely undressed two defenders on the way to the corner.

    I think the Achilles surgery went well.

  2. kiopta1 says: Nov 4, 2012 2:34 PM

    I sure hope Lions have their RB cause it sure as hell can’t be Stafford and Megatron all the time.

  3. kiopta1 says: Nov 4, 2012 2:35 PM

    Anyone else sick of political mumbo jumbo ads every few mins during these games? It was bad during college ball also. Sucks to live in a battleground state right now.

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 4, 2012 2:38 PM

    How about the great Blaine Gabbert, he’s so much better this year. :)

  5. funktron2x says: Nov 4, 2012 3:25 PM

    Talent difference between these two teams is utterly vast.

  6. megatronspartan says: Nov 4, 2012 5:42 PM

    His name is MEGATRON!! Great game against a poor team. I was lucky to see the lions best performance in person to tonight! Good to see a running game take some pressure off! Restore the Roar!

  7. klunge says: Nov 4, 2012 7:00 PM

    Would have been nice to see Stafford toss some TD’s, but if he doesn’t care about stats why should we? Only the W matters, this was a classic game plan. Get in the red zone, pound it in with a big RB. Get a lead, pound the defense with a big RB and eat clock. Been longer than a decade since the Lions were even capable of that. Ground game is sneaking up on people.

  8. nflfollower says: Nov 4, 2012 9:25 PM

    Can we please put the madden curse to rest? He’s having a great year, he’s just not getting that many looks in the red zone this year because there are easier ways to score than throwing into double coverage. He’s on pace for a great year and the oppositions game plan revolves around him every week. Next week he will have a minor head cold and some idiot will be talking about the madden curse. Just give it up.

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