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Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson - #81 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 236 lbs.
Birthday 09/29/1985
Birthplace Tyrone, GA
College Georgia Tech
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 2nd pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
122 1964 5

Lions WR Young sent home from facility; inactive for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that WR Titus Young will be inactive for the Week 12 game against the Texans.

Packers rally for 24-20 win over Lions

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Packers came through with a 24-20 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Lions' Suh can impact game outside of statistics

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
Even if it doesn't show up in his numbers, drawing double-teams is one way in which Lions DT Ndamukong Suh can impact games.

Key matchup: Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. Packers secondary

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. the Packers' secondary in their Week 11 matchup Sunday in Detroit.

We're to blame for unfair 'Audible'

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush discusses PFW's weekly "Audibles" feature, which was the source of great controversy leading up to Week 10.

Lions release CB Smith

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Lions released CB Alphonso Smith on Monday, creating room to activate CB Drayton Florence from the short-term injured-reserve list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Peterson, Vikings race past Lions

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards on 27 carries for the Vikings in a 34-24 victory over the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Key matchup: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson vs. Lions front seven

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran well against the Lions in the teams' first meeting. Now, without Percy Harvin, can Peterson carry the load vs. Detroit?

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Leshoure paces Lions with three TDs in win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Mikel Leshoure ran for three touchdowns, and the Lions turned in their most complete victory of the season, 31-14 over the Jaguars.

Lions WR Johnson expected to be game-time decision

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Sources told Pro Football Weekly that Lions WR Calvin Johnson will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Jaguars.

Lions RB Best to remain out for the season

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Lions will keep RB Jahvid Best on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list, ending his season, the team announced Friday.

Thomas a logical fit with Lions

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions didn’t seem to be in need of a wide receiver, but trading for the Jaguars’ Mike Thomas makes sense on multiple levels.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Johnson had his run of eight straight games with 100 receiving yards snapped with five catches for 72 yards on Sunday.||||||| Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with 1,964 this season. His eight straight games broke an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Johnson had 11 catches for 225 yards Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Johnson had a great night on his record-setting performance and can add to his tremendous season in next week's finale vs. Chicago.
Posted Dec. 22, 2012
Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with his 10th catch in the fourth quarter Saturday night. That put Johnson over the 200-yard mark in the game against the Atlanta Falcons. He needed 182 to surpass the mark Rice set in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers.||||||| Johnson had more than 100 yards receiving for an eighth straight game, breaking an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995. Johnson broke another league mark with 10 receptions in a fourth game in a row. It was Johnson's 11th game with 100 yards receiving this season, tying Irvin's NFL mark.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Johnson tied an NFL record with at least 100 receiving yards in a seventh straight game but the Detroit Lions were routed by the lowly Arizona Cardinals 38-10 on Sunday.||||||| Johnson had 10 catches for 121 yards and has 1,667 this season, leaving him 181 behind Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record set in 1995. He's the first player to top 1,600 yards in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Johnson caught 10 passes for 118 yards against Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| It snapped a four-game streak in which Johnson caught at least one touchdown pass, but Megatron has also racked up at least 100 receiving yards in each of his last six games.

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