On This Day: Calvin Johnson torches Cowboys for 329 yards, silences Dez Bryant

On October 27, 2013, the Detroit Lions hosted the Dallas Cowboys at the friendly confines of Ford Field. Prior to the game, the outspoken Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant opened his mouth and let the crap spew out in regards to comparing himself to the great Calvin Johnson.

“I believe I can do whatever he can do,” Bryant said. “I think it’s just a pride thing. When it comes to football, just being on the field, it’s a mindset and having a mentality. I honestly believe when I’m there, I’ll be feeling like there’s nothing I can’t do. Whatever the coaches ask me to do, I’m going to do it.”

In case you have forgotten (how could you), Johnson absolutely torched the Cowboys with 14 catches for 329 yards and a touchdown as the Lions came from behind to win the game 31-30.

Here is a nice video we found on Twitter which helps us remember Megatron’s amazing effort.



Ricky Jean-Francois has request for Detroit Lions fans

The louder the crowd, the tougher it is for the opposing offense not only to call their plays at the line of scrimmage but to get into a rhythm. When it comes to sports, home-field advantage is a very real thing.

The main reason for the home-field advantage in the National Football League is the crowd. In an NFL football game, a loud and rowdy crowd can make all the difference in the world for the home team. This is especially true when the home team is on defense. How many times have you a team forced to use a timeout or take a delay of game penalty just because the fans were so loud?

On Thursday, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois spoke to the media and he had a request for the fans that will be in attendance on Sunday to watch the Lions take on the Seattle Seahawks. He made it extremely clear that he wants the fans to be as loud as possible and that they can worry about their voices on Monday.

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