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1. Calvin Johnson vs. Patrick Peterson
Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, but had a minimal impact on the Lions Week 1 win over the Vikings. Patrick Peterson on the other hand is one of the few cornerbacks in the league that can almost matchup physically with Johnson. Johnson only had 4 catches for 37 yards in Week 1, but you can guarantee that QB Matt Stafford will be looking CJ2k’s way a lot more in Week 2. However, Peterson is an elite corner, and has the size, speed, and skill to limit Johnson’s effectiveness for a second consecutive week. Look for the winner of this individual matchup to leave the game with the win as well.
2. Tony Romo vs. Justin Houston
Justin Houston led the onslaught that was the Chiefs pass rush last week en route to a 3 sack performance against the Jaguars. As a team, the Chiefs were able to record 6 sacks, which is tied for the NFL lead. Tony Romo played well against the Giants in Week 1, but took a hit in the second half and suffered a rib ...
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It doesn’t mean anything when an ESPN reporter says that Calvin Johnson is the best, or even when I report he is the greatest in the game, but when a wide out of Larry Fitzgerald’s caliber says it, it is a headline. A day after Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnsonthe best in the NFL, […]
The Cardinals have some trickery up their sleeves with cornerback Patrick Peterson. Over the course of the preseason, there was a lot of talk about Peterson helping on the offensive side of the ball. He’s lined up on offense a few times this year, but nothing has really happened until today. Against the Lions with about five minutes left in the third, Patrick Peterson lined up...
Calvin Johnson carved up Patrick Peterson for six catches and 116 yards on Sunday. Peterson’s Cardinals came away with a win over Johnson’s Lions thanks to a late touchdown run by Rashard Mendenhall.
Apparently, both got over their respective defeats fairly quickly.
Johnson and Peterson exchanged jerseys after the game, ESPN.com reported from Detroit’s locker room. Johnson...
After their hard fought and much-hyped battle on Sunday, Patrick Peterson and Calvin Johnson exchanged uniforms following the Arizona Cardinals 25-21 victory. Calvin Johnson dominated Peterson during the game, catching six passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets. Peterson did contribute on offense though, catching one pass for 17 yards and even throwing one pass...
Here’s the best NFL photo to come from this past weekend’s slate of action – it shows Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson lining up opposite the Lions’ Calvin Johnson, a daunting matchup for any defensive back in the league. Peterson held his own though and the Cardinals managed to top Detroit. Peterson and Johnson exchanged jerseys following the game.
Photos by Darryl...
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a big day Sunday against the Cardinals, catching six passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Johnson only had four catches for 37 yards in Week 1, but Matthew Stafford found him for a 72-yard touchdown with 10:31 left in the second quarter and a three-yard touchdown later in the same quarter. Megatron remains fantasy's best receiver.
People like to say that a picture says a 1000 words. So when you look at this one of the helmet visor of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson reflecting an awesome view of Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is that like a picture in picture thing?
So does that mean this sucker says 2000 words? I don't know, but I can think of two--freaking awesome...
This surreal photo by Darryl Webb of the Associated Press from yesterday’s Lions-Cardinals game, shows Calvin Johnson reflected off the visor of cornerback Patrick Peterson. Arizona trumped Detroit 25-21, but this photo was the real highlight of the game.
I still think the Nike commercial feat Calvin Johnson and Diddy would have really popped had Diddy played Calvin, and his beast of an athlete alter ego could have just been his normal self.
He gave us a first hand look as Calvin Johnson took this Matt Stafford slant 72 yards for a touchdown.
#MEGATRON! That was just insanely easy for him with that leg span. A 72-yard TOUCHDOWN...
Lions' receiver Calvin Johnson will have talented Cardinals' cornerback Patrick Peterson on him all day long, according to coach Bruce Arians.Fantasy Spin:Nothing that wasn't expected. They matched up last season and Megatron caught 10 balls for 121 yards, though Arizona won the game. Johnson didn't do much in Week 1 with four catches for 37 yards.
Patrick Peterson is one of the best DBs in the NFL and is so talented that the Cardinals used him as a WR and a QB on a trick play. Check out the action in the GIFs below:
Peanut Tillman Saves Sideline Reporter (GIF)
Charles Woodson Makes the Superman Tackle (GIF)
Cornerbacks have gone to unusual lengths to psyche themselves up before matchups with Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Last season the Packers’ Tramon Williams dubbed himself Optimus Prime which also happens to be the Twitter handle that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman claimed in response to Johnson’s nickname Megatron.
“That’s what (safety) Rashad Johnson was calling...
[via]One of the better still photos from Sunday’s action is this image of Calvin Johnson reflected in the visor of Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. It wasn’t long ago that Megatron was on the other side of this equation, as a lot of viewers loved the shot of Peanut Tillman visible in the reflection coming off Johnson’s visor in a game last year.
The Detroit Lions played well on both sides of the ball while building a lead at halftime and still had a chance when they started to struggle in the second half.
A couple of missed opportunities and one big penalty kept them from earning a tough road victory.
Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but Bill Bentley was called for a pass interference...