Found October 20, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Calvin Johnson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
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 should be a highly-competitive nail-biter, this game likely comes down to clutch quarterback play. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is coming off of a three-touchdown performance in a 27-24 win over the Bills.  Dalton has eight touchdowns and six interceptions on the year. Dalton has taken a lot of heat this year for not capitalizing enough drives with his plethora of weapons.  He silenced his critics if only for a moment; however, the Bills defense he faced is tied for 27th in yards per game allowed. The Lions are second in interceptions given upQuarterbacks have only a 38.7 QBR against the Lions this season.  That ranks 4th among defenses this year.   Not to be outdone Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for four touchdowns on what was the fourth-ranked Browns defense.  Stafford now has 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. The Bengals secondary has gone 20 straight games without allowing a 300-yard passing game.  That is the longest active streak in the NFL.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Injury Report: Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions star WR Calvin Johnson has been battling inflammation in his knee for weeks now, causing him to look like a shell of himself in Week 6. He was able to play throughout the course of the game and not suffer any reported setbacks in the process, but he was a limited participant in practice at best all week, officially listed as probable. We know he’ll play; we just...

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”...

Calvin Johnson Not Expected To Be Limited

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) expects to be a full go Sunday against Cincinnati, ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports. Johnson practiced every day this week.Fantasy Spin:Johnson's knee is not yet 100 percent but he's getting close after playing just 39 of the team's 76 offensive snaps against Cleveland in Week 6. He only had three catches for 25 yards in the game and...

Calvin Johnson Dominates In Lions Loss

On Sunday, wide receiver Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions let everyone know why he got his nickname Megatron. The Lions lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 but their star wide receiver put in some work for the team. Johnson’s biggest catch of the game came in the fourth quarter on 3rd-and-18 which then tied the game 24-24.  The catch was a 50 yard touchdown as quarterback...

Calvin Johnson Practices Through Full Week

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) was back on the practice field for a third consecutive day Friday and fantasy owners should expect him back to his usual self come Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Obviously, this is a great sign for fantasy owners who were worried about Johnson's knee after his ugly production versus the Browns. Still, a huge game against a tough Bengals defense which...

Calvin Johnson Torments Bengals

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson dominated the Bengals for nine catches, 155 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7.Fantasy Spin:Johnson's knee is getting closer to 100 percent after he was limited in Week 6 against Cleveland. For his second touchdown, Megatron jumped over three defenders to catch a 50-yard pass in the end zone.

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.

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...

Lions vs. Bengals: Five things to watch

Two superstar receivers. Two nasty defensive tackles. Two playoff contenders. The Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals -- both with 4-2 records -- meet Sunday at Ford Field in an intriguing Week 7 interconference matchup. Here are five storylines to follow: 1. JOHNSON VS. GREEN There's not much debate that Calvin Johnson, when healthy, is the league's best receiver, but...

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions: Five Things We Learned

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...

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...

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions: 2013 Week 7 NFL Pick

Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2) These two teams are about as evenly matched as two teams can be. They are 9th (Lions) and 10th (Bengals) in my Power Rankings. They have the same record (4-2). The Lions have outscored opponents by a few more points on the season (+22 vs. +10), but the Bengals have played a slightly tougher schedule, as the Lions’ opponents are a...

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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