After Minnesota kicked a field goal to take a 16-3 lead, the Lions answered with their first touchdown drive of the game. Calvin Johnson was the major catalyst on the drive, catching two passes for 70 yards. Johnson's 50-yard reception moved Detroit deep into Minnesota territory and Matthew Stafford connected with Brandon Pettigrew two plays later for the touchdown.
Johnson has six receptions for 106 yards for the Lions, leading all receivers. Through three quarters, Stafford completed 15 of 24 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Outside of Johnson, no other Lion has more than 26 rushing or receiving yards.
Christian Ponder has played well for Minnesota, completing 23 of 29 passes for 201 yards. Detroit has bottled up Adrian Peterson thus far, limiting the NFL's leading rusher to 51 yards on 16 rushing attempts.