DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Lions Are 3-1, Golden Tate Steps Up and More….


It was the kind of victory Detroit Lions fans are not used to seeing. Complete domination on the road.

The Detroit Lions defeated the New York Jets 24-17 and despite the seven point spread the game was never really in jeopardy for the Lions.  Efen more impressive than the win on the road is that they did it largely with their best player.  Calvin Johnson started the game but missed significant playing time.  In his place Golden Tate did his best Calvin impersonation by catching 8 balls for 116 yards.

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The win moves the Lions to 3-1 as they remain one game in front of the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North division lead.

Oh and then there was that little rumor about Ndamukong Suh

Of course the Detroit Lions being i first place is bound to creat some buzz around the internet.  On the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive we bring you all that buzz ij the form of links to all the best Detroit Lions stroires for around the web.  So sit back relax and enjoy the Monday Detroit Lions edition of the DJC Morning Drive.

4 Downs With Tim Twentyman: Golden Tate and The 4 Minute Offense

"Calvin Johnson and that injured ankle were a game-time decision for the Lions. The Lions opted to let him play, but knew going in he was going to be limited and probably just a decoy for most of the game. “We knew early in the week that Calvin may be available and that was going to be icing on the cake, that was going to be a bonus,” Stafford said. “But the other guys stepped up big. I think Golden (Tate) had a great game obviously.”"

From CBS Sports: Matthew Stafford’s Three Touchdowns Lead To Lions Win

"Matthew Stafford knew Calvin Johnson was still hurting, so he found a few other options. And the Detroit Lions‘ offense didn’t miss a beat.Stafford threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and the Lions overcame Johnson being limited by an ankle injury to beat the New York Jets 24-17 on Sunday."

From ESPN: Ndamukong Suh Likely To Leave Detroit and Likes New York

"Suh has told people in the past that he would love to play in New York, and the idea of it has huge appeal to him, league sources said."

From Mlive: Grading The Lions

"A fine performance by Matthew Stafford, completing 24-34 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns. More importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over. With Calvin Johnson significantly limited by a sore ankle, Stafford did a nice job spreading the ball around, connecting with eight different receivers in the victory."