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Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson still has it, this catch today is insane (photo)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson doesn’t appear to be losing a step. Based on this photo from Tuesday’s OTAs he’s as healthy as ever. Megatron was back doing Megatron things for the start of #Lions OTAs today. Full gallery: http://t.co/Fgr2m6lcgP pic.twitter.com/d7vut97Ird — Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 26, 2015 Woah. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fan in a Calvin Johnson jersey and not much else is just amazing

Detroit Lions fans love Calvin Johnson. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen between now and NFL training camps Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier (21-30) running backs They’ll love this girl too. Calvin Johnson is BACK and @VelVelHoller is showing love to him and looking sexy doing it! #Lions #DefendTheDen Wow. You may also be interested in: WATCH: Marquise...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL “fixes” PATs but still hasn’t addressed Detroit Lions WR “Calvin Johnson” rule

The NFL moved PATs back on Tuesday — a change that was met with mixed reactions. Let’s be honest, though, these kickers are so darn good does it really matter if they kick from 32 yards out? Aaron Nagler from Sports Illustrated brings up a good point on the NFL and rule changes. Extra points? Clearly needed changing. The Calvin Johnson rule? It's fine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — Aaron...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN.com ranks Detroit Lions star incredibly low in Fantasy Football

ESPN.com recently made their list of the top 300 players for Fantasy Football this year. Oddly enough, they are not selling high on the league’s best wide receiver, Calvin Johnson. Johnson is ranked 18th overall, behind surprisingly higher players like C.J. Anderson, and even Adrian Peterson, who may not even play in 2015. Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press sent a link to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: When healthy, Megatron is still Elite

Calvin Johnson in his thirties could look like Alshon Jeffery in his prime. For the first time since 2011, its a valid question to ask: who is the best receiver in the NFL? While Calvin Johnson has been the unquestioned king of wideouts since (at least) 2011, he’ll be turning 30 in 2015, and after consecutive injury-plagued seasons, some have begun the process of writing off...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants fans will love NFL.com's receiver rankings

Earlier last week, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks made a list of his top five receiving cores in the NFL, and the New York Giants unsurprisingly made the list. Brooks listed them as number five, behind the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. Here is what he had to say about the Giants. Odell Beckham Jr: “The 5-11, 198-pound playmaker is arguably...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate witness surprise proposal

The Detroit Lions’ stud wide receivers helped make one couple’s engagement even more exciting. Check out Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate’s reaction when this guy pops the question. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate witnessed a surprise proposal at Taste of the Lions last night. https://t.co/Kjwjur1lsg — Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 13, 2015 The proposal happened at the annual...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off of a 9-7 record after their second year under Head Coach Andy Reid. At times, the Chiefs looked to be a playoff contender, but at other times their inconsistencies were very apparent. Going into 2015 if the Chiefs want to get back into the playoffs they’ll have to beat quality opponents. Here’s how I see the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs season...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign WR Lance Moore

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver Lance Moore. The team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Moore, who spent 2014 with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a nine-year career in New Orleans. Moore caught 4 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games before he was released in March. Moore’s best season came in 2012 with the Saints...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson & Johnson: Detroit Lions tap a familiar pipeline

Same high school. Same college. Same last name. Isaiah and Calvin Johnson have a lot in common, and, for the time being, they're both Detroit Lions.Both Johnsons—Isaiah, an undrafted safety, and Calvin, an All-Pro wide receiver—played college ball at Georgia Tech after graduating from Sandy Creek (Ga.) High School. Although they are mere unrelated acquaintances, Isaiah told...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look Back at the Detroit Lions All-Time Greats

Starting with a current player, Calvin Johnson. "Megatron" is still in his prime but could quite possibly hold nearly every receiving record in the books by the time he retires. In 2012, Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single season receiving record with 1,964 yards. The year before that, Johnson went for 1,681 yards. No one else has ever gone for back to back 1,600 yard seasons. As of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions draft RB Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick

The Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Abdullah was the first running back at Nebraska to record 100-plus yards rushing in his first five starts since 1994.  As a junior, Abdullah ran for 1,690 yards and nine touchdowns while topping 100 yards in 11 of 13 games. Abdullah was a first-team All-Big Ten selection...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions trade down to draft Laken Tomlinson with the No. 28 pick

The Detroit Lions acquired center Manny Ramirez and two fifth round draft picks from the Denver Broncos to move back five picks.  With the No. 28 overall selection, the Lions drafted guard Laken Tomlinson of Duke. Tomlinson, 6-foot-3, 323 pounds, started every game at right guard for Duke following a 2010 redshirt season. In 2014 Tomlinson was selected first-team A.P. All-American...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Lions Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Lions...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions celebrate 135 days to football with absurd Megatron TD catch

Many people seem to be worried about the Detroit Lions future after a rough offseason. Don’t forget: They still have these two guys. 135 days until football is back… It can't get here soon enough https://t.co/8oI2EvxoJg — Detroit Lions (@Lions_Insider) April 28, 2015 I could watch that on loop 100 times. AROUND COVER32 NFL Mock Draft: Final projections for how the first...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions draft re-do for the past 10 years

As the NFL Draft is only a few days away, it is always fun to look back and see what could have been. Who could the Detroit Lions have had in the past 10 years that they passed on during the draft? Here is a list of the Lions first round draft selections from 2005 to 2014: 2014: Eric Ebron, TE, No. 10 2013: Ezekial Ansah, DE, No. 5 2012: Riley Reiff, OT, No. 23 2011: Nick Fairley...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Early Season Predictions

When the Detroit Lions schedule being released this past Thursday, I really saw some intriguing games as well as some very tough ones. Here are my early season predictions for the team this year. Week 1 at San Diego Chargers. Tough first game to start the season, especially against a revamped Chargers offense versus a depleted Lions defense that will try and figure out their personnel...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Fred Biletnikoff

This past weekend, owner Mark Davis made a generous $50K donation to the Biletnikoff Foundation so what better time to take a trip down memory lane and look at the life and career of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Not only is he a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted in 1988), but is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame (inducted in 1992...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 schedule

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions open the season Sept. 13 on the road against the San Diego Chargers and have four night games, including their first ever Thursday night contest on NFL Network. The Lions, who played just one prime-time game last year, have night games at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, home against the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions cut Rodney Austin following arrest

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have released guard Rodney Austin. Austin, 26, was arrested last Friday by the Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina and charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication, assault of a child under 12 and misdemeanor Larceny. Austin, who posted bail, is scheduled to next appear in Mecklenberg County...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant: Best Receiver in the NFL?

In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys selected Dez Bryant with the 24th pick of the NFL Draft. Since that day, Bryant has steadily built his case for why he belongs in the discussion with the best receivers in the league. But has he done enough over the past three years to replace Calvin Johnson for the number one spot? I personally believe he has, and this piece will cover why exactly I have...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions to trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers

The Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a trade regarding restricted free agent George Johnson, reports Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Johnson had signed a three-year, $9-million offer sheet with Tampa Bay last week. But the Lions contested the offer sheet, asking for clarification on the terms of the deal. To avoid a dispute over elements of...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions’ Matthew Stafford, New Wife Kelly Hall Make Perfect Combo (Photos)

Among the NFL’s terrific tandems, it’s hard to beat Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford his top wide receiver, Calvin Johnson. Stafford’s new teammate off the field might put that theory to the test. The 27-year-old QB scored big over the weekend, marrying longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall at a fun-filled ceremony in Atlanta. Stafford and Hall met while at the University...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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