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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-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 13, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Lions and Bears.

Lions-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Bears know what the result will be if they make the same mistake twice and fail to contain Calvin Johnson in their second meeting with the Lions.

2011 midseason All-Pro team

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers, the no-doubt first-half MVP, was a unanimous pick — no stunner there. But so were eight other players on the PFW midseason team. There are some players who simply are the best at what they do.

MVP Meter: Receiving high praise

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
A pair of wide receivers get high praise from Jerry Rice in this week's MVP Meter.

Lions' strengths stand out in victory

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Lions' second-half surge to beat Chicago displayed Detroit's many strengths — and featured a big contribution from a part of the offense that had struggled.

Lions beat Bears, improve to 5-0

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
Jahvid Best's 88-yard run in the third quarter powered Detroit to a 24-13 win over Chicago on Monday night, giving the Lions a three-game edge over the Bears in the standings.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman didn't try to minimize the challenge he will face Monday night when he was asked about Lions WR Calvin Johnson this week.

An early look at Johnson's future in Detroit

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson, who has played like an MVP candidate, is set to be a free agent in 2012. We take a closer look at his contract situation.

Now we know contenders, pretenders

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Week Four confirmed much of what we had suspected, including that the Lions are for real and Calvin Johnson is the NFL's most dominant player.

Bears defense under fire with Lions lurking

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
The Bears' running game and special teams bailed out their defense Sunday against the Panthers.

Shorts and Shells: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 3:56 a.m. ET
We discuss Cam Newton's distaste for big numbers in close losses; the controversial finish to Giants-Cardinals; the amazing start by wide receivers; and plenty more.

MVP Meter: A Lion's roar

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Though his own head coach joked he is just "pretty good," Lions WR Calvin Johnson is climbing high on the MVP Meter.

Lions' comeback win important on multiple levels

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
Above all else, the Lions' comeback win at Minnesota allowed them to keep pace with Green Bay in the NFC North.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

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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