Not only did the Lions improve to 5-3 heading into the bye, they did it in come-from-behind, record-setting fashion.
Against the Cowboys, Johnson's 329 receiving yards were the most ever in regulation.
What may have been lost this week was a strong defensive performance by the Lions.
Though they made two mistakes that, unfortunately, resulted in long touchdowns, they successfully contained receiver Dez Bryant (2 catches for 22 yards aside from a 50-yard touchdown on one of those mistakes) and tight end Jason Witten (2 catches for 15 yards).
OTHER NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES LEADING UP TO THE BYE
- Tim Twentyman takes a look at how preseason predictions have changed now that the Lions have played eight games.
- Johnson and
Reggie Busheach have at least 800 yards at the season's midpoint, which puts them in elite company.
- Undrafted rookie T La'Adrian Waddle made his first start against Dallas and impressed teammates and coaches.
- The numbers game resulted in
Micheal Spurlockbeing inactive against Dallas -- Jeremy Rosstook over. Lions coaches confirm the decision to deactivate Spurlock had nothing to do with performance. Who will be the Lions return man moving forward?
- The trade deadline came and went without fanfare.
- The Lions placed WR
Ryan Broyleson Injured/Reserve and activated RB Montell Owensoff of short-term Injured/Reserve.