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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a 20-yard touchdown overturned by review in the first quarter and finished with just four catches for 37 yards on nine targets Sunday against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:Johnson caught the ball near the goal line and stuck the ball in the end zone but didn't maintain possession of the ball through the catch. He had a similar ruling go against him in Week 1 of the 2010 season, when he caught the ball in the end zone, had two feet down and hit the ground but let go of the ball when he rolled over.
BEST OF MAXIM
1:41 p.m. ET -- Johnson done it again
The process of the catch. Let me say it again, the process of the catch.
There's probably nobody that hates the term more than Detroit's Calvin Johnson.
It was dejà vu for Johnson in the opening week, yet again. And it wasn't the good kind.
If you remember 2010, Johnson had what could have been the game-winning TD against Chicago...
Calvin Johnson facing the Vikings in last year’s first meeting between the division foes (Photo Credit: Rebecca Cook/Reuters
- Both offenses rely on one juggernaut. Adrian Peterson rushed 48 times for 273 and caught 7 balls for 25 yards in the season series last year. Calvin Johnson caught 17 passes for 261 yards on 25 targets in the two meetings. These two are studs and...
Lions running back Reggie Bush had an impressive debut in Detroit on Sunday. In the Lions 34-24 win over Minnesota Bush totaled 191 offensive yards and one touchdown -- a score that came on a 77-yard pass from quarterback Matt Stafford.
Bush's debut might even be more impressive when you consider that at one point in the game his thumb was facing the opposite way that a thumb...
Undrafted rooke tight end Joseph Fauria, nephew of retired tight end Christian Fauria, had a pretty good NFL debut, grabbing three passes for 27 yards. His third and final catch of the day was a 1-yard touchdown and sealed the Lions win.
Fauria celebrated by dancing exactly as I did on Saturday night:
In the freakin' zone...
Tony Scheffler has taught...
Ndamukong Suh talked all summer about his Lions teammates avoiding silly penalties, but on Sunday against the Vikings, Suh was up to his old tricks.
The Lions picked off a Christian Ponder pass in the second quarter of Sundays season opener, and during the interception return, Suh tried to take out the knees of Vikings lineman John Sullivan during the return.
Ndamukong Suh is back in the middle of a controversy because of a questionable, if not dirty, play in Sunday's game.
Suh usually waits for Thanksgiving for these types of incidents. This time, it came in the regular-season opener.
The play being debated took place early in the second quarter when Suh's teammate, DeAndre Levy, intercepted a pass and returned it for an apparent...
Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.
The Lions overcame a slew of miscues on offense, defense and special teams.
The Vikings also made their share of mistakes, especially Christian Ponder, who threw three interceptions and...
It wasn’t a work of art. But for the Lions who finished last season on a sour note with a 4-12 record a win in Sunday’s opener was just about picture perfect.
The several points left on the table the myriad of penalties and the offense's early struggles didn't matter when the final gun sounded. Instead Reggie Bush's electric plays and the Lions' four forced turnovers...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is facing disciplinary action from the NFL for delivering a low hit on Vikings center John Sullivan Sunday.
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is facing NFL discipline for diving at the knee of Vikings C John Sullivan.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2013
The play in question occurred in during an interception...
Photos from the Vikings' 34-24 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit
The Detroit Lions pulled off an important Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24, behind a stellar outing from Reggie Bush and impressive showing by the defense. The Lions’ D bounced back from Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage to mostly stuff Minnesota in the second half, as Detroit rallied to take a lead.
Here are the key plays from Detroit’s...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for his low block on Minnesota Vikings center John