Posts Tagged ‘John Madden’

Madden curse watch: A Calvin Johnson retrospective

Calvin Johnson broke the Madden curse. John Madden himself has now admitted it. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the biggest games and moments on Megatron’s record-breaking season.

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Madden 13 preview: A first look at E3

Added realism is going to make this year’s version of Madden 13 one worth checking out.

Radio Row kicks into high gear

Radio Row exploded Wednesday into a fever dream of celebrity and NFL stardom. Here’s the rest of the story.

Madden points satellite of love at Saints’ O-line

John Madden was live from the Super Bowl Media Center — via satellite — to award the 2011 Madden Protectors Award to the Saints’ offensive line.

Vintage Madden analyzes Eagles vs. Packers

Former Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden gave one of his classic assessments of Sunday’s Packers-Eagles game upon request.

Madden on Singletary’s outburst: That’s not coaching

Hall of Fame coach John Madden had a problem with the way Mike Singletary verbally undressed Alex Smith on national television.

Madden: Tatum’s reputation took on a life of its own

Safety Jack Tatum co-wrote a book titled “They Call Me Assassin” after his NFL career ended, but he was never called “The Assassin” during his playing days, John Madden told the Los Angeles Times.

Hall of Famers honor Coryell at memorial service

NFL Hall of Fame members John Madden, Joe Gibbs and Kellen Winslow recalled Don Coryell’s unique and revolutionary approach to coaching and his role as one of the founding fathers of the modern passing game.

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