BALTIMORE (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes, Calvin Johnson had five catches for 111 yards and a score, and the Detroit Lions beat the Baltimore Ravens 27-12 in a preseason game Friday night.
Stafford went 12 for 17 for 184 yards in four possessions. He failed to produce a score in three drives last week against Cleveland, then came up empty in his first two series against Baltimore before guiding touchdown drives of 93 and 70 yards.
Stafford threw an 18-yard TD pass to Johnson and connected with Titus Young for a 24-yard score to help Detroit (No. 11 in the AP Pro32) take a 17-9 halftime lead.
Operating under first-year coordinator Dean Pees, Baltimore's defense gave up 254 yards in the first half. The Ravens (No. 5) are trying to rebound from an offseason injury to linebacker Terrell Suggs and the loss of free agents Cory Redding and Jarret Johnson.
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