Found November 22, 2011 on
Detroit Lions Football:
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Tuesday due to an ankle injury after fully participating on Monday. The Lions will face Green Bay on Thursday.
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With his last catch, Calvin Johnson is the first player in Lions history to record three 1,000 receiving yard seasons in his first five years with the team.
According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit news, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson sat out practice on Tuesday. It seems that Johnson sat out due to an ankle injury that he’s been dealing with. He was seen walking off the field during practice with a team trainer. “I’ll be alright,” Johnson said to the local [...]
Lions are moving the ball, down right now to the Packers 29. But we're not seeing much from Calvin Johnson at all. He's got one pass for 23 yards, but hasn't been targeted much at all in this second quarter. Of course, once again, as I type this, Calvin Johnson just got targeted in the endzone.
Detroit's young defensive end missed the Carolina game with an ankle injury, while the Lions' star wideout tweaked his ankle against the Panthers.
DETROIT -- Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not catch one of Matthew Stafford's five touchdown passes Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but he was delighted for someone who did.
Kevin Smith, the Lions' third-round pick (64th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft, returned to his original team on Nov. 7 during the bye week. After leading the team in rushing his rookie season...
Ford Field is silent. The Lions are dealing with injuries and a slew of penalties.
Matthew Stafford is turning the ball over. Calvin Johnson hasn't been much of a factor at all.
So this means the Lions will find a way to win, right?
I dunno, doesn't look good.
But that being said, the Lions
Using variations of the play twice against the Carolina Panthers, the Lions connected on a 28-yard screen pass to Kevin Smith for a touchdown and a 26-yard completion to Calvin Johnson.
Down 14-0, with starting running back Kevin Smith out, seems to me it would be in the Lions best interest to target Calvin Johnson as much as possible. Also, it would probably be a good idea to get Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler more involved. All three guys can cause matchup problems for the
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) 8:45 left in the first quarterCharles Godfrey picks off a Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone and returns it to Lions' 18. Stafford's pass was intended for Calvin Johnson, but Sherrod Martin deflected it.