Found October 21, 2013 on Football Nation:
1. Megatron is back. It had been four weeks since we had last seen a vintage Calvin Johnson performance this year and fans were wondering if the injury bug had finally caught up to the seemingly indestructible Lions wide receiver. Matched up against Bengals shutdown cornerback Leon Hall, many Lions fans and fantasy owners alike were concerned about Megatron's production this week. Those fears were quickly squashed with a nine catch, 155-yard, and two touchdown performance.It did not hurt that Leon Hall left the game early with an achilles injury, but Johnson re-asserted himself the best receiver in the league.2. The Bengals are here to stay. Which is the good news. The bad news? They generally go as Andy Dalton goes, which means they have limitations. Limitations that would prevent them from making a Super Bowl run like their division rival Ravens last year. The Bengals have lost in the first round of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. The Ravens won playoff games in ...

Detroit Lions host Cincinnati Bengals in division leader collision

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, quarterback Matthew Stafford (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty) Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2), 1PM, October 20, 2013 The Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions are similar in so many areas.  Great front fours, elite wide receivers, first round tight ends, and shifty running backs will be featured on Ford Field this Sunday. In what...

Megatron, AJ Green swap jerseys after game

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Detroit Lions today in Detroit, and fans witnessed a showdown of two of the league’s best receivers. Both AJ Green of the Bengals and Calvin Johnson of the Lions put on a show for those fans. In the loss, Calvin Johnson had 9 catches for 155 yards, and two touchdowns, […]

Calvin Johnson makes incredible TD catch in triple coverage

Tweet Need more evidence that Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is from another planet? How about this amazing touchdown catch he made Sunday against the Bengals while triple covered: Here’s the full play: That type of size, athleticism and hands that reliable are uncommon in most NFL receivers. Just another example of why “Megatron”...

Cincinnati's Hall has Achilles tendon injury

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with an Achilles' tendon injury. Hall left in the first quarter and will not return. Hall, in his seventh season with the Bengals, has been a starter at cornerback this season when healthy. He did miss two games with a hamstring injury before returning last weekend. The injury to Hall...

Dez Bryant says he’s just as good as Calvin Johnson

Tweet In a recent interview with ESPN Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant compared himself to Lions star Calvin Johnson, who many believe is the best wide receiver in the league, and even says that he can do just about anything Johnson can do on the football field: “I believe I can do whatever he can do,” Bryant said. “I think it’s just...

Photo: Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green exchange jerseys following Lions-Bengals game

This is just a really cool photo of two of the NFL's best wide receivers, AJ Green and Calvin Johnson, exchanging jerseys following the Lions-Bengals game on Sunday.

Bengals' Hall out after Achilles injury

Leon Hall who is the Bengals top defensive back is likely lost for the season after suffering an Achilles injury during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Lions. Hall was covering a pass intended for Calvin Johnson in the end zone when he clutched his right foot and had a hard time getting up. Hall was down for a minute before being getting some help walking to the...

Fantasy Football Injury News: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell active for Lions

The Detroit Lions have announced that WR Calvin Johnson and RB Joique Bell are officially active this afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson was limited last week to less than 40 offensive snaps while dealing with a knee injury. RB Joique Bell is hampered with a rib injury and was limited in practice this week. Bell will be Reggie Bush’s backup this afternoon while Theo...

Leon Hall done for the season after tearing his Achilles

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is done for the season after tearing his Achilles against the Lions on Sunday. Bengals CB Leon Hall did in fact tear his Achilles, a season-ending injury. — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 21, 2013 Despite another big win on Sunday, losing Hall is a huge blow to the Bengals secondary. Need NFL...

Dez Bryant: I’m on the Same Level as Calvin Johnson

With the Detroit Lions taking on the Dallas Cowboys this upcoming Sunday, I had a feeling that this would come up at some point in the week. When asked to compare himself to the Lions’ Calvin Johnson, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had this to say. “Truth be told, I don’t compare myself to nobody,” […]

Dez Bryant Confident He Can Do What Calvin Johnson Does, Says He’s ‘Best at What I Do’

Maybe we should start calling him Dezatron. Dez Bryant has been a monster this season, blossoming into one of the NFL’s best receivers. He’ll have the chance to defend that lofty label this weekend, too, when the Cowboys visit Detroit for a showdown with the Lions and record-breaking receiver Calvin Johnson. Johnson, who set a new NFL record with 1,964 yards last season, is widely...

Nate Burleson To Dez Bryant: You Are Not Calvin Johnson; ‘No Way, No How’

Tuesday Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant ruffled a few feathers when he compared himself to Lions star Calvin Johnson, and stated that anything Megatron can do, he can do as well. “Truth be told, I don’t compare myself to nobody,” Bryant said Monday during an appearance on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas. “I think Calvin’s the best at what he [does]. I think I’m the best at...

Detroit Lions Lose To Cincinnati Bengals 27-24

The Detroit Lions fell to (4-3) Sunday afternoon to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 in front of a sold out crowd. The Lions who were down 14 points at one point in the fourth quarter tied it up with incredible game performances by both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, but with just a half of a minute on the clock the game changed momentum very quickly. Rookie punter Sam Martin,...

Lions Injury Report: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, Tony Scheffler

Wide receiver Nate Burleson remains sidelined with the broken forearm he suffered a few weeks ago. He aims to return this season, however anytime before November is unlikely.  Calvin Johnson has once again been limited in practice with a knee issue. While he is probable to play in Sunday’s game, his effectiveness will be tested as he continues to recover from this significant...

Offensive line in shambles, plus more

The talking points Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett discusses the top issues from Sunday’s loss to the Bengals: Line 'em up One of the most pleasant surprises of the season the Lions’ offensive line left Sunday’s game in a state of disrepair. Left tackle Riley Reiff left in the first half with a hamstring injury. He was forced to return in the fourth quarter when...
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