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Vikings Hold Peterson Out Of Final Game

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been held out of the season finale.

Kevin Ogletree is in the starting lineup Sunday at Minnesota for Johnson, who has been bothered by a knee injury for much of the season. Johnson finished with 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns […]

Calvin Johnson listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota

By Mike Wilkening

After not practicing all week with a persistent knee injury, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable on the club’s Friday injury report. Johnson, 28, leads the Lions in all major receiving categories. He has played in all but one game this season. The Lions play the Vikings in […]

Calvin Johnson sits out practice Friday

By Mike Wilkening

If Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson plays in the season finale at Minnesota, it will be without having practiced this week. Johnson (knee) sat out the Lions’ Friday workout, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported today. The 28-year-old Johnson is gaining 17.8 yards per catch, a career-high. Overall, he’s hauled in 84 […]

Calvin Johnson not present at practice on Thursday

By Mike Wilkening

As the Lions began their penultimate practice of the season, their top wide receiver was not among the on-field participants. Calvin Johnson, who’s dealt with a knee injury for much of the season, was not seen at practice early on Thursday, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported. Johnson also missed practice on […]

Refs get it right on Calvin Johnson play

Posted by Mike Florio

AP

With the Lions beating the Vikings by 10 on Sunday, the decision to overturn a first half touchdown reception from Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson didn’t alter the outcome of the game. But the rule, which is known by some as the “Calvin Johnson Rule” for an application that robbed […]

Bush says “we just scratched the surface today”

Posted by Mike Florio

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In 2011, the Lions won their first five games with running back Jahvid Best providing an explosive run-pass dynamic from the backfield. Since Best suffered his most recent concussion, the Lions had gone 9-19.

Today, the Lions went to 1-0, thanks in large part to the arrival […]

Peterson Goes Big Early, But Vikings Crumble In 34-24 Loss To Lions

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Well, the roller coaster ride got going early for the Minnesota Vikings as they kicked off the 2013 season Sunday afternoon with a 34-24 loss to the Lions in Detroit, MI.

It was a Detroit Lions botched field goal snap that gave the ball to the Vikings […]

Adrian Peterson opens with a bang, but Vikings fizzle, lose to Lions

DETROIT — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings […]

Halftime: Vikings defense bends, doesn't break with 14-13 lead

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings lead the Detroit Lions 14-13 after two quarters of turnovers, big gains and forgettable plays.

The Lions lead in nearly every statistical category: First downs: DET: 16, MIN: 7; plays: DET: 45, MIN: 19; yards: DET: 269, MIN: 174; time of possession: DET: 20:58, MIN: 9:02.

But the Vikings lead […]

Calvin Johnson loses touchdown when ball hits the ground

By Mike Florio

Another year, another lost Calvin Johnson touchdown in Week One.

The Lions receiver more popularly known as Megatron had a touchdown removed from the board after a catch near the goal line resulted in Johnson landing in the end zone and losing possession of the ball. It was called a touchdown on […]