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Stafford's 1 yard lunge over a pile of linemen www.officialbullsauthentic.com/WOMENS-MICHAEL-JORDAN-JERSEY.html with 12 seconds left and Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31 30 win over Dallas on Sunday.
"I was yelling that I was going to spike the ball," Stafford recalled. "But their linebackers were just standing there."
The Cowboys weren't just standing around letting Johnson make catch after catch, but he made them look helpless as he tied Hall of Famer Lance Alworth's mark for 220 plus yards receiving in a game by doing it for a fifth time.
Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback from a 10 point, fourth quarter deficit that some people who entered Ford Field didn't see because they had left.
"Even our fans didn't think we could pull this one out," he said. "They were leaving, but we knew we could do it."
Johnson's total trails only the www.officialbullsauthentic.com/WOMENS-SCOTTIE-PIPPEN-JERSEY.html 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989, in a game that went into overtime. Anderson had 296 yards receiving in regulation.
The Cowboys dared Detroit to throw to Johnson with a lot of one on one coverage. They usually asked cornerback Brandon Carr to do the improbable by defending him by himself, and sometimes attempted to slow him down with a zone.
"He had his way," Carr said. "And, we couldn't find a way to keep him from rolling."
"It was crazy," he said. "We had a lot of one on one coverage today, and we were able to take advantage and hit some deep balls. Matt made some great throws to me."
The Lions (5 3) overcame four turnovers without forcing a turnover, becoming the first team to do that and win since New England did against Miami in 2007, according to STATS.
On their last drive, Stafford threw a 22 yard pass to Johnson to set up the winning score. The quarterback caught at least some Cowboys by surprise, including linebacker Sean Lee, who appeared to expect him to spike the ball to stop the clock.
"He kind of caught us off guard," defensive tackle Jason Hatcher acknowledged.
Dallas (4 4) seemed to set itself up to win three straight for the first time this year to build a bigger lead atop the NFC East when Tony Romo threw his second touchdown and third of the game to Dez Bryant Michael Jordan M Jersey with 6:45 left to take 27 17 lead.
The Cowboys, though, allowed Reggie Bush to cap an 80 yard drive with a 1 yard TD with 3:33 left. They also had to settle for Dan Bailey's third field goal with 1:02 left after Tyron Smith was flagged for holding on third down, a mistake that stopped the clock even though Detroit declined the penalty.
With no timeouts, the Lions went from their 20 to the Cowboys end zone thanks in large part to a 17 yard pass to Johnson, a 40 yard connection with Kris Durham and Johnson's 14th reception that gave them the ball at the Dallas 1.
Instead of spiking the ball, Stafford took the snap and leaped with his arms extended to beat the team he rooted for growing up in Highland Park, Texas.
Stafford was 33 of 48 for 488 yards his second highest total with a 2 yard TD pass to Johnson in the first quarter and two interceptions. Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and a score.
Romo was 14 of 30, failing to complete half his passes for the first time since 2009, for 206 yards without a turnover. Wilcox on defense.
Late in the first half, Romo threw two straight passes to Bryant after not making him the intended receiver once and he caught the second one with his left hand, pinning it against his shoulder pad for a go ahead, 5 yard TD with 46 seconds left in the first half.
DENVER Peyton Manning overcame four turnovers and Denver scored the last 38 points against former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and his new team. Manning finished with 354 yards and four touchdown passes to offset his three interceptions and lost fumble.
His first two turnovers led to points that gave the Redskins (2 5) a 21 7 lead early in the third quarter. From there, Manning led the Broncos (7 1) on two long scoring drives, then the go ahead score on a 35 yard touchdown pass to Knowshon Moreno.
Robert Griffin III finished with 132 yards passing, one score and two interceptions for Washington before hurting his left knee.
Griffin's replacement, Kirk Cousins, threw an interception Dominique Rodgers Cromartie returned 75 yards for Denver's final points.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham played after missing practice most of the week with a left foot injury and scored on 13 and 15 yard passes over the middle, powering through tackles at the goal line both times.
Rookie Kenny Stills had touchdowns of 69 and 42 yards for the Saints (6 1) and Lance Moore snagged a 15 yard scoring pass in his return from a hand injury that sidelined him three games.
Thad Lewis was sacked four times, intercepted once, lost two fumbles and appeared shaken up at times, but stayed in the game for the Bills (3 5), finishing with 234 Scottie Pippen M Jersey yards passing and one touchdown. Buffalo's Fred Jackson scored on a 1 yard run.
OAKLAND, Calif. Terrelle Pryor ran 93 yards on the first play from scrimmage for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback, and the Raiders won following a bye week for the first time since 2002.
Darren McFadden added two touchdown runs and the defense did the rest for the Raiders (3 4), who had been outscored by more than 13 points a game in losing their last 10 games out of the bye.