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Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson lead Lions past Giants, 35-14
Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson lead Lions past Giants, 35-14

Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising — and that alone may be a sign of improvement. Stafford threw two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants, 35-14, Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach. It was a bright start for the Lions and their quarterback after the team collapsed down the stretch in 2013 — in part because of Stafford's turnovers. “I don't work on my moves a lot during practice, but I know I have to be better with my feet this year so that we can keep plays alive,” Stafford said. “On both of the touchdown passes to Calvin, the offensive line got me a lot of time,...

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