The first quarter of the Monday Night Football showdown between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears was quite ugly, to say the least. It seemed like there was a flag every play, and neither team was able to score in the first 15 minutes.
The second quarter of the game started off with a bang. Matthew Stafford threw a bomb downfield to Calvin Johnson on third-and-eight on the second play of the quarter. Johnson caught the perfect pass in stride, stiff-armed a Bears defender and glided into the end zone for a 73-yard touchdown.
Defensively, the Lions have been playing quite well. The only Bears drive of note was extended because of penalties, and there were some questionable calls along the way. The 11-play, 72-yard drive didn't result in points even with all of the penalties. On fourth-and-one from the Detroit 26, the Bears went for it and were stuffed thanks to great penetration by Ndamukong Suh. The stop swung momentum back to the Lions, which quickly capitalized with the touchdown pass to Johnson.
In the second quarter, the Lions lead by a score of 7-0 thanks to the Johnson touchdown.