Scanning the Savanna: What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions Victory

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Cris Carter probably should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he probably shouldn’t underestimate Calvin Johnson any longer.

Johnson matched an NFL record Sunday by catching two touchdown passes for the fourth consecutive game in the Detroit Lions’ 34-30 comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Maybe it was because Nate Burleson was wearing some thick Clark Kent-looking glasses as part of his postgame get-up. I don’t know. But of everything I heard in the Detroit Lions’ locker room Sunday afternoon, nothing sounded smarter than what the veteran receiver uttered near the end of an interview session.

“We haven’t done anything yet,” Burleson said.

First Cris Carter. Then Rob Ryan. Who’s the next person foolish enough to downplay the talents of Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson?

Whoever it is, will likely wind up eating his words, just like Carter and Ryan have had to do during the first four weeks of the NFL season.

Matthew Stafford took the final snap, dropped to a knee and tucked the ball under his jersey for safekeeping.

He wanted a souvenir to remind him of his first NFL game in his hometown — not that he, or anyone else involved, is likely to forget this one.

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