Probably didn’t see this coming.

Safety Louis Delmas started and played two series against the Patriots on Thursday and receiver Calvin Johnson sat out his second exhibition game.

“Delmas played really well too” coach Jim Schwartz said. “He gave us a spark when he’s in there. He was feeling good in the pregame warmups and we needed to test that out.”

Delmas who had practiced once not counting pre-game workouts in two weeks had a tackle for loss and recovered a fumble.

“Great is an understatement to how it really felt” he said. “It just feels good. It was a breath of fresh air to physically be out there with my teammates.”

Johnson who has been nursing a knee bruise went through his normal pregame routine but appeared to feel some discomfort in his knee while running routes.

“Calvin wasn’t quite 100 percent and we made the decision to sit him down until he is 100 percent” Schwartz said. “We need him at 100 percent heading into the season so we scratched him at the last minute.”

Jones breaks out

Veteran Jason Jones showed why the Lions were so quick to sign him in the offseason.

Not only does he make plays (two sacks and a fumble recovery) he makes life a lot more fun for tackle Ndamukong Suh.

“I told JJ and Israel (Idonije) those guys are doing a helluva job just collapsing the pocket” Suh said. “When JJ got that second sack I had a double team. And it was beautiful. I got to watch him make a play because I was pushing two guys back and he was right in my line of vision.”