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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz called Sundays 28-24 victory over Seattle his teams best offensive performance of the season.
Whats surprising is that it happened with such little production from star receiver Calvin Johnson.
Johnson appears to be hampered by a knee injury that forced him to miss some practice time last week.
Hes plowing through, Schwartz said Monday during his weekly news conference. He didnt practice a few days last week.
"Its midseason in the NFL. Its stuff that you just deal with. He can find a way to deliver even if he is hobbling a little bit.
For the second straight game, Johnson went to halftime without a catch. Hes been held to three receptions each of the last two games for a total of 80 yards.
There have been some uncharacteristic drops, too.
Johnson was running wide open across the middle against Chicago last Monday and inexplicably failed to catch the ball on the opening drive. He had two more dropped passes against S...
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Calvin Johnson told reporters after the game that his sore knee limited him in in Sunday’s come from behind win against the Seattle Seahawks. “It’s tough to stick my foot in the ground with my knee hurting, but that’s no excuse. I’ll be all right. You’re good after the win, but you’ll feel it all on Monday.” Johnson is having a down year for fantasy owners with just...
Calvin Johnson has had a tough time padding his stats this year, but that doesn’t concern him. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images North America)
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The Detroit Lions in need of a wide receiver after Nate Burleson was placed on injured reserve last week with a broken leg traded a mid-round draft pick for Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Mike Thomas, according to NFL.com.
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Talk is cheap, unless you can back it up.
Plenty of NFL stars are known for spouting off during games, but apparently Richard Sherman likes to do his talking off the field. Even after losses.
Sherman, who first popped up on the national scene when calling out Tom Brady
after the Seahawks' win a few weeks ago, turned his attention to Calvin Johnson this
Another week down and another 1-3 finish for the NFC West. A division that had so much promise just a couple of weeks ago now only has one team above the .500 mark. For the third time in four weeks a rivalry game within the division has been played in prime time. All three games were not fun to watch. It was a rough week, leaving a lot to talk about.Here is your Week 8 recap for...
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On the road again
The Seattle Seahawks are on the road this week, taking on the Detroit Lions. Both teams are reeling from painful losses to division opponents last week and each is looking to make some moves in their respective divisions.
With lots on the line for both teams, this could be a very physical game – especially with the highlighted matchup between Richard Sherman and...
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The Seahawks will be playing their fifth road game of the season today against the Lions. Will Richard Sherman and the rest of the secondary be able to contain Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew? Can Wilson and his receivers put up some points against a suspect Lions secondary? Does Detroit have enough healthy defenders left on the roster to put eleven guys on the field?
The Detroit Lions have a chance to get back to .500 this weekend with an offense that finally shook off its first-half scoring troubles.
After scoring just one opening-half touchdown in their first six games, the Lions got two in Sunday's 28-24 win over visiting Seattle. Even better, they had three scores after the Seahawks got touchdowns.
''The offense went in every...