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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- About 75 minutes before kickoff, players inside the Green Bay Packers' locker room began to find out that Detroit Lions' star wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inactive for their Week 5 matchup.
While Johnson's absence certainly played into the Packers' favor and their 22-9 victory over the Lions, at least one Green Bay player didn't take it as welcomed news.
"Sam (Shields) was kind of upset he didn't get to go against him," cornerback Davon House said. "It's a big game for him to go against (Johnson) to show the world that he can be a No. 1 corner."
Shields was coming off a game in which he performed well against Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green, holding him to four catches and 46 yards. Shields also intercepted a pass in single coverage with Green.
Without Johnson, the Lions' top playmaker in the passing game was tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who finished with four catches and 59 yards.
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The Detroit Lions suffered a major setback heading into Sundays game at Green Bay.
Star receiver Calvin Johnson wont play because of a lingering knee injury that has hampered him since back in training camp.
Johnson scored four touchdowns in Detroits first four games, but he had only 21 total receptions for 312 yards, down considerably from last years record pace.
Calvin Johnson was back on the practice field for the Detroit Lions on Thursday, although it's still not clear how likely he is to play this weekend at Cleveland.
Johnson was inactive in a loss at Green Bay last weekend because of an injured right knee. He didn't practice Wednesday, but he was on the field Thursday during the portion of practice open to reporters.
The Detroit Lions have not won on the road in Green Bay since 1991. It looks as if their chances to win today have taken a major blow. The NFL Network is reporting that the Lions have made WR Calvin Johnson inactive for today’s game against the Packers.
Johnson has been battling a knee injury and had been listed as questionable this week. It was expected that Johnson would be able...
Lions All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson was back at practice on Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday because of a knee injury.Fantasy Spin:Megatron is listed as questionable on Detroit's injury report but we're sure he'll be active Sunday against the Packers. The talented wideout has only missed four games in seven NFL seasons with his last absence coming in...
Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson is out for their divisional showdown against the Packers.
The team's leading receiver had been sidelined two days last week with a knee injury before participating in practice on a limited basis Friday. He had been listed as questionable.
The Lions are already without Nate Burleson. Johnson has 21 catches for 312 yards and four touchdowns...
The Lions are officially ruling star wide receiver Calvin Johnson out vs the Green Bay Packers Sunday because of a lingering knee injury.
WR Calvin Johnson won’t play today. First regular season game inactive since the finale in 2010. #DETvsGB
— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) October 6, 2013
Bengals receiver A.J. Green has hauled in just 22 of his 46 targets (47.8 percent) over his last four games.Fantasy Spin:Green has 199 yards and one touchdown in that span. That includes five catches for 61 yards Sunday against the Patriots. He should find more room to work in Week 6 at Buffalo.
No Calvin Johnson on Sunday meant little offense for the Detroit Lions. Read what minor adjustment the Packers made in their secondary in the absence of the Lions’ star receiver and how the rest of the defense reacted.
The Detroit Lions just can't catch a break in this state.
They enter Sunday's game at Green Bay with a 3-1 record and share of the NFC North lead and a chance to put real distance between themselves and the Packers.
But they'll be without Calvin Johnson.
The receiver missed most of practice this week with a knee injury. He practiced during the 30 minutes available...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Five things to watch for in Sunday afternoon's Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions:
1. How does Aaron Rodgers bounce back from a rare bad game?
There haven't been many poor performances from Rodgers in recent years. Therefore, there isn't much of a sample size to draw upon in determining how he responds to an un-Rodgers...
I just assume that myself and Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz were just watching two games today. Because there’s no way if you watched the Lions 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers, that you would think Calvin Johnson not playing didn’t matter. But according to the head coach himself, it made no difference to […]
It was going to be tough for the Lions without Nate Burleson who is out with a broken forearm. However, it is sure to be harder now, with the biggest news of the day, that all-pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson, will NOT be active in today's game against the Packers. It is the first game that he has missed all season and it will slow the Lions normally explosive offense.Starting...
Before kickoff, the Packers were given a boost of confidence in learning that offensive threat, Calvin Johnson was scratched from the lineup for the Lions.
Still, the Packers only hold a three-point advantage at Lambeau Field agains the Lions, 6-3. Crosby has nailed two field goals including a 52-yarder.
The story of the half has been Green Bay's running game and...
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