Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Johnson’

Madden curse watch week 17: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 17 has finally arrived. The Detroit Lions will not be returning to the playoffs, and since Calvin Johnson has already claimed the record for receiving yards in a single, the Lions looked to play spoiler to the playoff hopes of their division rival Chicago Bears.

The Rewind: Megatron, Island of Misfit Players and other Holiday goodness

We’re still in holiday mode, even though Santa didn’t bring our favorite team a playoff spot. However, jolly old St. Nick has been generous with a few other teams.  The NFC playoff spots are still up for grabs.  But even if you’ve been naughty or nice, we’re going to present you with out generous gift of content for this past week. Sunday: RG3 Zone – RG3 makes a comeback against the Eagles.  It’s like he’s never left. Madden Curse Watch – Megatron transforms Jerry Rice’s all-time record. Adrian Peterson – All Day Zone – All the highlights from every game Adrian Peterson’s played in as he inches closer to breaking Eric Dickerson’s all-time season rushing record. Monday: Week 16: Curse, […]

Unexpected (and expected) for week 16: Everyone loves kickers

Welcome to week 16, where we saw several records be broken… by kickers! There was also a 50-burger dropped in Green Bay, a real record broken in Detroit, and a heart-warming moment as the cherry on top of a wild Sunday. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 16.

Madden curse watch week 16: Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

It’s week 16 and with the Lions officially eliminated from the playoffs, all eyes turn to Calvin Johnson and his pursuit of Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.

7 signs of the Mayan apocalypse from the 2012 NFL season

If the Mayans are correct, the world will end tomorrow, and if you’ve been paying attention there have been several signs in the 2012 NFL season that the Mayans may have been right after all

Falcons Thomas DeCoud sings Barry White on “NFL AM”

Thomas DeCoud visited “NFL AM” to discuss the Falcons matchup vs the Lions and dropped a little Barry White on his way out.

Madden curse watch week 15: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

The Detroit Lions stayed on the road in week 15 as they faced the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, where Calvin Johnson aimed to continue his outstanding season, and close in on Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.

Fantasy football: A.J. Green is a top TNF play

Will Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green rebound after his sub-par performance last week?

Madden curse watch week 14: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

The Detroit Lions, playoff hopes all but lost, traveled to a snowy Wisconsin in week 14 to face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Divisional pride was still on the line, and Calvin Johnson was closing in on Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving yardage record.

The Rewind: Mark Sanchez’s clipboard, royal baby names and 5 ways to enjoy the NFL playoffs (if your team stinks)

We hope your week 13 was better than the one Mark Sanchez had.  We’ve got some fun reads for you and want to make sure you check them out.  So here’s our clipboard of content: Sunday: Exclusive: Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez’s clipboard  – Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was lifted during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Sanchez was caught furiously scribbling on his clipboard. What could he have possibly been writing? We got a sneak peek with our spy camera. Monday: Madden Curse Watch – Calvin Johnson erupts against the Colts, but Andrew Luck leads a fourth quarter charge. Madden Curse watch has all the drama captured on camera and  on video. NFL Royalty – Photo gallery – In honor […]

Monday Nightmare: No playoffs for me

Welcome to the Monday Nightmare and this truly was the most anxiety-filled night of fantasy football I’ve ever experienced.

Madden curse watch week 13: Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions

It’s week 13, and the Detroit Lions badly needed a win against the resurgent Indianapolis Colts to keep any hope of a trip to the playoffs alive. Let’s see if Megatron and co. brought their A-game.

Madden curse watch week 12: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” franchise experience significant drops in their offensive production. NFL.com is tracking the performance of Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions over the course of the 2012 season because we believe Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the Detroit Lions’ 73rd Thanksgiving Game. The Lions played host to AFC South division leader Houston Texans. The Texans are closing in on a playoff spot and the Lions just needed a win. Megatron‘s ready. Are you? ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– Matt Stafford is sacked on the first play of the game. Hello, J.J. Watt. Stafford shakes it off and puts together this drive: Big throw to Ryan Broyles on 3rd […]

Madden curse watch week 11: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” franchise experience significant drops in their offensive production. NFL.com is tracking the performance of Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions over the course of the 2012 season because we believe Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. The Detroit Lions, last in the NFC North and rapidly following out of the playoff race, faced a must-win game against division rival Green Bay Packers. Megatron needed a big game. ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– Late in the first quarter, a failed fourth down conversion by the Green Bay Packers leads to this big play by Calvin Johnson. Cue tape! The Detroit Lions are in the red zone with Matt Stafford‘s 53-yard pass to Megatron. […]

Madden curse watch week 10: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” franchise experience significant drops in their offensive production. NFL.com is tracking the performance of Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions over the course of the 2012 season because we believe Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. Calvin Johnson on battling injury this season: “I’m feeling all right.” That’s all we needed to hear, Megatron. On to the game! ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Minnesota Vikings start off strong against a sleepy Lions defense. And offense. First Vikings possession of the game. Christian Ponder connects with rookie wide receiver Jarius Wright for a touchdown. On the following Lions possession, Matt Stafford is intercepted by Chad Greenway. Soon after the turnover, the Vikings […]

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