Highlights: Calvin Johnson Scores Two Touchdowns In Big Lions’ Win

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 | 0


After a 2013 season that saw them squander a huge lead in the NFC North to miss the layoffs, the Detroit Lions had a ton of question marks heading into the 2014 season. With new head coach Jim Caldwell at the helm, the Lions hosted the New York Giants for their Week 1 opening game tonight (Mon., September 8, 2014).

They went a long way towards silencing their critics in the first quarter, as quarterback Matthew Stafford found all-world wideout Calvin Johnson in the end zone not once, but twice. The first touchdown came on a 67-yard toss a suspiciously wide-open “Megatron” (courtesy of Vine):

The second scoring play came on the Lions’ next drive, with Stafford finding Johnson for a beautiful leaping 16-yard score (Vine):

Johnson finished with seven catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions ultimately destroyed the Giants 35-14.

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