The Lions offense has found its groove.
Matthew Stafford and Co. scored a touchdown on it’s first possession of the game — the first time they’ve done that this season — and kept on clicking to the tune of 21 first-half points against the league’s fourth-ranked offense.
Stafford threw for 246 yards in the first half with touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson (22 yards) and Mike Thomas (5).
His 246 yards are the fourth-most in the first half of a game in his career.
His favorite target has been Johnson, who has 103 yards on five catches. It’s Johnson’s fourth-straight 100-yard game and he’s now passed 1,200 yards receiving on the season.
Defensively, the Lions have held a potent Texans offense to 165 yards with just 33 rushing.
Despite holding the halftime lead and playing well on both sides of the ball, there are still a couple adjustments the Lions can make:
–They need more production out of punter Nick Harris, who’s struggled to get both distance and hang time on his punts. This is the second consecutive game Harris has struggled. He’s averaging just 37 yards per punt on three attempts in the first half.
–Most of the Texans yardage on offense has come via big plays in the passing game. Receiver Andre Johnson has a 43-yard reception and a 37-yarder. That’s almost half of their entire first-half production.
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