Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Johnson’

Fantasy football: Calvin Johnson can still produce

Can Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson be trusted in light of his injury revelation?

Fantasy Post Mortem: Andrew Luck is the man

Our Adam Rank takes a look back at the fantasy weekend that was.

Madden curse watch week 9: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars

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. Our hero Calvin Johnson did not practice all week due to a lingering knee injury, but was active against the Jacksonville Jaguars. WR bigplaycj will start today at Jacksonville (photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions) @ EverBank Field http://t.co/XD7PayrU — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 4, 2012 Would Megatron have it any other way? Move along Madden, nothing to see here. It’s game time folks! ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Lions are unable to score on their […]

Fantasy football: Titus Young needs to be owned

Is Detroit Lions wideout Titus Young the real deal, or is he just the latest waiver wire darling?

Fantasy Post Mortem: Philip Rivers struggles again

Start Philip Rivers and all of your Chargers with confidence this week. This is a Norv Turner game where this team rallies for a somewhat meaningless win in October. These were all my rally cries prior to the Chargers game in Cleveland.

So much for that.

Madden curse watch Week 8: Seattle Seahawks 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. In case you missed it, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman appointed himself “Optimus Prime” in advance of the team’s road trip to Detroit. Megatron is unfazed. Wonder whose side this guy is on? Enough talk. Let’s get to the game. ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Lions win the toss and their first drive results in a punt. The Seahawks respond with a field goal. Nothing exciting there. On Detroit’s 2nd possession, Matthew Stafford leads the squad […]

Madden curse watch week 7: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

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. It’s Monday Night Football! Time for a good ol’ NFC North matchup. Lions at Bears. Does it get any better than this? Here’s our hero Calvin Johnson AKA Megatron. “Nobody gets the football like Megatron”  – Jon Gruden Madden. Agree or Disagree? Let the game begin! ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST HALF ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Bears score a touchdown on their first possession and a field goal moments later to take the early lead. Meanwhile Calvin Johnson has a […]

Madden curse watch week 6: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of Madden see 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 Calvin Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. It seems as though many have written off the Detroit Lions. As depicted in an animated video by the Philadelphia Eagles, the Lions are nothing to be afraid of. Not so fast, Eagles.   Coming into week 6, the Lions hold last place in the NFC North and face a must win game to save their season. Would their efforts be foiled by the Madden Curse? Let’s take a look. ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST HALF ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Eagles […]

Madden curse watch week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Is the “Madden” curse a reality or just hype? NFL.com tracks Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to see how the cover boy fares on a week-to-week basis.

Madden curse watch week 3: Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of Madden see 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 Calvin Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. In the first two weeks of the 2012 season, Calvin Johnson recorded 14 receptions for 205 yards and 0 touchdowns. Zero. Gone are the two touchdown games and the 14+ yard receptions from last season. Memories. Let’s not digress though, new season, new week and the Detroit Lions are on the road against the Tennessee Titans. ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST HALF ————————————————————————————————————————————– Calvin Johnson finished the first half with one catch for six yards, while Jason […]

Madden Curse Watch Week 2: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of Madden see 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 Calvin Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. This week in Madden Curse Watch the Detroit Lions head to Candle Stick Park to face the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Madden cover boy, Calvin Johnson escaped Week 1 unscathed. Would he be so lucky in Week 2? Scroll to find out. But before we begin… Are the coaches frenemies now? Nothing to see here folks. On to Madden Curse Watch! ————————————————————————————————————————————– Week 2 started with some omnious news. RT @ttwentyman: WR Calvin Johnson listed on Lions injury report with […]

Madden Curse Watch Week 1: St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of Madden see 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 Calvin Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. Detroit Lions superstar and fantasy stud Calvin Johnson will keep the superstitious on edge throughout the season spending every week escaping the Madden Curse. Possible? We’ll find out. Calvin Johnson made his debut as team captain against the St. Louis Rams. The Lions community is fired up. Even Barry Sanders! @DetroitLionsNFL @Bigplaycj – Leading by example – on and off the field. I would follow CJ into battle anyday — Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) September […]

Comparing 2012 NFL rookies to their contemporaries

The 2012 season is just days away from kicking off and this looks like an exciting season with a lot of big-name rookies expected to make a huge impact. But you can’t talk about those rookies without the inevitable comparisons. Here’s a look at some of the top rookies and how they compare to their contemporaries.

NFL fantasy football: Finding the next great rookie WR

Everybody wants to find the next A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but Marcas Grant writes that finding the next big fantasy football rookie WR is far from an exact science.

NFL fantasy football: A.J. Green the next Megatron?

Can Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green become the next Calvin Johnson both on the field and in fantasy football?

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