Posted: 4:28 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
By Kenneth Arthur
The Lions looked to be in trouble as the Cowboys were running down the clock late in the fourth quarter with a six-point lead, but Detroit managed to pull off one of the incredible stunners of the season. Down 30-24 with no timeouts, Matthew Stafford led the Lions on an 80-yard drive capped off on a quarterback-keeper with 12 seconds left to give Detroit a 31-30 win.
In an unbelievable turn of events, the Lions improved to 5-3 and dropped the Cowboys to 4-4.
Stafford hit Calvin Johnson twice on the final drive, capping off one of the great single-game performances in NFL history. Johnson caught 14 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown, the second-most receiving yards in one game ever. He was just six yards shy of the all-time record, held by former Rams receiver Flipper Anderson.
Detroit had 623 yards of total offense in the game and won despite four turnovers.
Fantasy Studs and Duds
"Stud" would not be enough to describe the day that Johnson had. He was on point more than he's ever been in his career, or more than most players ever. Stafford passed for 488 yards with one rushing touchdown and one throwing touchdown.
Cowboys guard Brian Waters suffered a triceps injury and did not return.
Did They Cover?
The Lions were favored by 3 points, according to OddsShark.com, so they did not quite cover.
Cowboys vs. Vikings, Sunday, November 3, 1:00 PM EST
Lions are on a Bye week.