Drew Brees, now 12-of-13 passing, found Marques Colston for a 23-yard gain. Clock is running, less than four minutes to go in this half.
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Lions take over at the Saints’ 38. Smart move by Jim Schwartz to have the challenge flag in his hands just in case. Brees tried to throw the pass but lost control of the ball as Young hit him.
Pierre Thomas dodged three tacklers for a 14-yard gain.
They’re 4-of-5 on third downs so far. Decent mix offensively, too, with 19 passes and seven rushing attempts.
The Superdome sounds pretty quiet right now, and rightfully so. Matthew Stafford is on an absolute tear. Calvin Johnson is his top target with five catches for 74 yards.
Calvin Johson catches a TD pass from Matthew Stafford to give the Lions a 14-7 lead. That Johnson catch was for a 13-yard gain. Stafford is 13-of-19 passing for 174 and 2 TDs. Unreal. Stafford has completed at least one pass to seven different receivers.
In single coverage, Burelson catches a pass for a 21-yard gain. He had to turn around to get it, but great vision on his part to see it was a catchable ball.
Tony Scheffler just caught a pass from Matthew Stafford for a first down. Great vision from Stafford to recognize the blitz and find Scheffler over the middle. Lions get the 44, then Kevin Smith gets a rushing carry for a 10-yard gian.
Looked like some kind of screen pass play to Nate Burleson, but the play went nowhere. Gain of a yard. Third-and-4 coming up.
Another bullet pass from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson. Stafford looks so good right now, it doesn’t seem like he needs much time to deliver the ball. Stafford is 8-of-13 right now for 119 yards.