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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) catches a 32-yard touchdown reception in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook early in the third quarter Sunday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. After catching just one pass for seven yards in the first half, Johnson hauled in six passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the second half and overtime to ignite the Lions' rally. Associated Press.

Third time not the charm


By Jon Krawczynski

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Staring at a 20-0 deficit as they trudged into the Metrodome locker room at halftime, the old Detroit Lions would have started making plans to leave Minnesota with another loss.

In this young season, it is becoming abundantly clear that these are not the same old Lions.

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