After scuffling on offense through the first quarter, the Lions have turned up the heat in the second quarter.
With 7:51 left to play in the first half, the Lions lead Baltimore 14-6 on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Titus Young on third down.
Earlier on the drive, Stefan Logan went down in agony after a collision in the backfield. He was taken to the sidelines but walked off under his own power. Several minutes later, he was carted off the field. Fox reports that Logan couldn’t put his foot down and officially, it is an ankle injury.
Calvin Johnson continued to be a problem for the Ravens’ defense. “Jimmy Smith’s getting schooled by Megatron,” Fox analyst Brian Billick said after Smith held on to Johnson to try to keep him under wraps. The foul gave the Lions the ball at midfield. On 3rd-and-5, Stafford went down the middle to Brandon Pettigrew for a 15-yard gain and a first down. On 3rd-and-4, Stafford connected with Titus Young down the middle for the score.
Stafford is 12-of-16 for 184 yards.
After the Detroit’s first touchdown, Joe Flacco’s night was over for the Ravens as Tyrod Taylor came into the game, promptly engineering a three-and-out. Flacco went 7-of-12 for 79 yards. Taylor start 0-for-3.