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Lions' success big deal for future Hall of Famer Megatron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Future Hall of Fame players deserve better than what Calvin Johnson went through for most of his first seven years in the NFL. He put up big numbers individually, even broke Jerry Rice's record for receiving yards in a season, but he did it most of the time in a losing cause. Entering this year, Johnson had played on as many winless teams (0-16 in 2008) as...
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Detroit Lions: Keys to beating the Vikings in Week 15

The Detroit Lions (9-4) and the Minnesota Vikings (6-7) meet for the second time this Sunday; it will be Detroit’s final home game of the regular season. With just three games remaining, the Lions are guaranteed a place at the playoff table if they win two more times (as long as the Cowboys and Eagles don’t tie this Sunday night). Bridgewater The Vikings and the Lions last...
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Calvin Johnson is Still Scoring Touchdowns

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson followed up his monster Thanksgiving performance with an early touchdown against the Buccaneers today. The all-world wideout is rewarding fantasy owners that badly missed him during a chunk of the seaon, scoring his third TD in the last two weeks. [Twitter: @_MarcusD_] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Calvin Johnson Among Thanksgiving Studs, Duds

Another happy (and in some places, snowy) Thanksgiving is in the books. Did you get your fill? Thursday featured a hearty feast of NFL football for you to digest along with your turkey, as six NFC division rivals squared off in three entertaining matchups. Yet not everyone got heaping portions on the fantasy front. It was a famine of disastrous proportions...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calvin Johnson takes out cameraman on TD catch

Detroit Lions fans are definitely thankful for wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The veteran affectionately known as Megatron has been making even bad games entertaining to watch for sometime. When the Lions happen to be winning--even better.One person that is probably not thankful for him though is the cameraman that he took out on this play. @_MarcusD_/Twitter Read more »
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson sets new NFL receiving record in Thanksgiving win for Lions

What a monster game for Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions! Megatron was targeted 16 times by Matt Stafford and came away with 146 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including this beauty: Along the way, he became the youngest player in NFL history to pass 10,000 career receiving yards: With 146 yards today, Calvin Johnson is fastest in NFL history to 10,000 yards receiving,...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: What to be thankful for this Thanksgiving?

The sky is not falling, I can promise you that. Although the Detroit Lions may have lost the past two games without scoring a single touchdown, we must remember that things could be worse. Hey, remember when the Lions were 0-16? Remember when no one was talking about them until they broke the record of the first team to go without a win in a season? My point is, the Lions are still...
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Patriots Can Try To Slow Calvin Johnson By Changing Looks, Studying Cardinals

The New England Patriots’ secondary faces one of its toughest tasks to date on Sunday. The Patriots will welcome the Detroit Lions to Gillette Stadium, and that means they’ll be looking for a way to shut down wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Regarded as one of the NFL’s best wideouts, Johnson can be a headache for defenses. However, it’s not impossible to slow Johnson and the...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Control Calvin Johnson & the Detroit Lions

The real value of having a player like Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is what he does to lighten coverage for everyone else.  He's singularly uncoverable for just about every cornerback in the NFL...except maybe for the cornerback he faces today in Darrelle Revis.  Could Revis cover Megateon all day 1-on-1?  Probably.  Is it worth the risk to give up that singular, game-changing...
Via Football By Football
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

After featuring many shocking and exciting moments, the first quarter of the 2014 NFL season is now in the books. Here is each NFL team’s grade at the quarter-mark of the season. Detroit Lions (3-1) Finally, the Lions are putting the “D” in Detroit. They lead the NFL with 267.2 yards allowed per game and held the Packers to their lowest point total since 2010 in a 19-7...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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