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Lions’ epic second quarter: Stafford 267 yards, Johnson 163 yards

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If I told you that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had 267 yards and receiver Calvin Johnson had 163 yards, you’d say it sounds like they had a pretty good game.

Now how about if I tell you that’s what they did just in the second quarter today in Pittsburgh?

Indeed, those were the second quarter totals of Stafford and Megatron, who shredded Pittsburgh’s secondary. At the start of the second quarter, the Steelers had a 14-0 lead. By halftime, the Lions were up 27-20.

It’s still a close game, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Antonio Brown are having good games, too. With the way the Lions’ secondary is playing, this game is far from a sure thing for Detroit.

Which means Stafford will probably be throwing quite a bit to Johnson in the second half as well.

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28 Responses to “Lions’ epic second quarter: Stafford 267 yards, Johnson 163 yards”
  1. jakec4 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:59 PM

    The vaunted Steelers defense……

  2. lionsdraftguy says: Nov 17, 2013 3:01 PM

    Yet ignorant fans continue to think Stafford is not a good quarterback.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:01 PM

    Wow that burning stench of human flesh you smell is the Steeler’s secondary.

  4. z06vision says: Nov 17, 2013 3:02 PM

    And there only up 7……before the awards are given, wait til the game is over. Ask Georgia about that!

  5. qweststrike2008 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:04 PM

    Steelers D softer than the Pillsbury DoughBoy!

  6. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 17, 2013 3:05 PM

    Offensive PI never gets called against the Steelers.

    The NFL has made clear that they don’t want us in the league anymore, and we can’t wait to leave. Who do you think is fueling these stories about Ben?

    Nevertheless, we have unfinished business. Just one more Lombardi and we’ll start the SFL.

    And we march. 10-2 run continues.

  7. larryboodry says: Nov 17, 2013 3:07 PM

    And yet they are only up 7…Go Steelers!

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:08 PM

    LOL the Fox station in Rhode Island just pulled the Washington-Eagles game in favor of this one because the Washington team is getting slaughtered and they want to show something “a little more competitive”.

    Washington looks awful and RGMe looks like a division 3 college QB.

  9. jonbeck316 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:09 PM

    The Steelers D is more like an F

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 17, 2013 3:12 PM

    The steelers have played like weak, little girls ever since dr. rydze was investigated and indicted by federal authorities for illegal distribution of growth hormone and anabolic steroids.

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 17, 2013 3:13 PM

    The Steelers throwback jerseys are just ridiculous. It’s OK to go back to say 1977 but not 1877. Come on keep it real.

  12. frank booth says: Nov 17, 2013 3:13 PM

    The Steelers aren’t God’s team.

    The Steelers are hilarious.

    I think I saw those uniforms in a Three Stooges episode.

    They look like the Bumblebee Guy from the Simpsons; and they play football only slightly better.

  13. floriosnutz says: Nov 17, 2013 3:14 PM

    The Steelers are overmatched. They need better/younger players in the defensive secondary. A pass rush would help.

  14. ravanator says: Nov 17, 2013 3:18 PM

    If you want to watch a good game, flip over to the Ravens game. Steelers and Lions are pathetic!

    #joemontanaflacco
    #steelcitymeltdown

  15. thermanmerman99 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    so where are the headlines about RG3-6’s epic performance today against the eagles? wow he looks incredible, so incredible they switched games on the network. if the redskins were up 24-0, they wouldve never switched the game, if BOB was having a good game, every headline on this website and TV would be about the great unstoppable BOB, epically funny stuff

  16. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 17, 2013 3:34 PM

    Ugliest. Uniforms. Ever. Do they want the uniforms to match their play on the field?

  17. 8man says: Nov 17, 2013 3:38 PM

    I would love to be watching this game and the Lions push to the playoffs. Instead I’m being forcefed the Eagles sodomization of the Redskins.

    And the Skins have just scored…okay….24-7. Still not compelling.

  18. jmblosser82 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:39 PM

    I don’t think anyone outside if the NFCN thinks stafford sucks, his major set back tho is his team doesn’t come away with the win.

  19. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Nov 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 17, 2013 3:01 PM
    Wow that burning stench of human flesh you smell is the Steeler’s secondary.

    As opposed to every other secondary they have played this year.

  20. classyjacklambert says: Nov 17, 2013 4:00 PM

    This has been a great game. I think everyone ripping the steelers d hasn’t watched much of this one.

  21. marcuswelby1 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:19 PM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Nov 17, 2013 3:01 PM
    Yet ignorant fans continue to think Stafford is not a good quarterback.

    ———————————————

    As he throws a late game int. to that juggernaught Steelers D.

  22. shogunassasin30 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:29 PM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Nov 17, 2013 3:01 PM
    Yet ignorant fans continue to think Stafford is not a good quarterback.

    _________________________

    19 completions – 42 attempts. “Ignorant fans” view this as just another Matthew Stafford kind of game. You can have Mr. Sidearm

  23. larryboodry says: Nov 17, 2013 4:37 PM

    8man says: Nov 17, 2013 3:38 PM

    “I would love to be watching this game and the Lions push to the playoffs…”

    They didn’t push hard enough.

  24. larryboodry says: Nov 17, 2013 4:41 PM

    So…After that 2nd. Quarter, where’d Stafford and Johnson go?

  25. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Nov 17, 2013 5:00 PM

    The Bengals scored 31 in the second quarter today. Just sayin’.

  26. timothyevans7 says: Nov 17, 2013 6:19 PM

    Are those both records for one quarter?

  27. pastabelly says: Nov 17, 2013 6:45 PM

    Too bad Detroit had to play another two quarters.

  28. larryboodry says: Nov 17, 2013 7:12 PM

    timothyevans7 says: Nov 17, 2013 6:19 PM

    “Are those both records for one quarter?”

    Doesn’t matter if you lose the game.

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