Detroit's dynamic duo: QB Stafford, WR Johnson

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson says he and quarterback Matthew Stafford have subtle ways of communicating without words and he's not going to share how it works.

Even if he did, teams would still have trouble against Detroit's dynamic duo.

The Lions are 3-0 for the first time since 1980 in part because Johnson and Stafford have been sensational.

Johnson is the first NFL player to catch two touchdown passes in each of the first three games of a season. Stafford has thrown for three other scores headed into Sunday's game at Dallas.

Stafford has played just 16 games since being taken No. 1 overall in 2009. Johnson has also been nagged by injuries since Matt Millen drafted him No. 2 overall in 2007. They are both rolling now.