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Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman isn't sure how the Bears defense is going to contain the one he calls, "the LeBron James of football," Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
The Bears, who need a win Sunday and a Green Bay Packers win over Minnesota, held Johnson to three catches for 34 yards in a Bears victory on Oct. 22.
"He can do everything," said Tillman. "He's the LeBron James of football. If you could create a player -- that's Calvin Johnson. Size, speed, hands, agility, quickness, strength."
Johnson holds the single-season record for receiving yards with 1,892. But the Lions have won just four games this season.
"Anytime Calvin has the ball in his hands, it is good for our team," said Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. "So (it) really doesn't matter what the yards are or any type of personal accolades, it's what you can do to help the team.
"He has been hurt most of the year. Missed a lot of practice time but still goes out every Sunday and helps put us in position to score and affects the defenses."
Tillman is ultimately far more worried about beating the Lions than shutting Johnson down.
"They might not be making the playoffs, but you play for pride," Tillman said. "You don't just go out there, 'This is the last game, let's go get our (butts) beat.' I think they are more than that."
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