Matthew Stafford threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns — both to Calvin Johnson — and the Lions routed the New York Giants, 35-14, on Monday night in Detroit. Stafford and Johnson combined for touchdowns on each of the Lions' first two possessions. Their first scoring pass came on a 67-yard play just 2:49 into the game.

After New York cut its deficit to 14-7 before halftime, Detroit pulled away in the second half. The Lions scored 13 points in the third quarter and added eight in the final period on a three-yard run by Joique Bell and a two-point conversion pass from Stafford to Joseph Fauria.

Johnson finished with seven catches for 164 yards and two scores. Receiver Golden Tate caught six passes for 93 yards in his first regular season game for the Lions.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning struggled, completing 18 of 33 passes for 163 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. New York managed just 197 yards of total offense on the game.