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 […]
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With the start of the 2012 season, NFL history — on both sides of the ball — is in the making. Watch how players and teams etched their way into record books in Week 1. Ed Reed Move over, Rod Woodson. Ed Reed is now the all-time leader in interception return yards with 1,497. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Peyton Manning In his return to the NFL, the Broncos quarterback threw his 400th and 401st touchdown passes. Manning is now third on the Passing TD Leaders list behind Brett Farve (#1) and Dan Marino (#2). ————————————————————————————————————————————– New England Patriots With a 34-13 defeat of the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots have won their last 9 season opening games, the longest current winning streak in the NFL. […]
Posted: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, John Madden, Joique Bell, Kevin Smith, Madden cover curse, Madden NFL 12, Matt Stafford, megatron, St. Louis Rams
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 09, […]
Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Cam Newton, Chris Cooley, Dallas Cowboys, Matt Leinart, Matt Stafford, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Shonn Greene, Washington Redskins
With the players and owners inching closer to a new deal, let’s keep our focus on football. As soon as the two sides shake hands, all 32 teams will be in serious acquisition mode, looking to fill in what they hope will be the final pieces of a championship puzzle.
Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, 2011 NFL Draft, Andre Johnson, Barry Sanders, Blaine Gabbert, Bobby Layne, Bronko Nagurski, Cam Newton, Dick Butkus, Joe Flacco, Joe Thomas, Josh Freeman, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, Mel Kiper, Merlin Olsen, Mike Mayock, Sam Bradford
If you’re a draftnik, and if you think Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper are like Axl and Slash, then you know what’s in three days. The path to prime time is getting short, as draft weekend starts Thursday.
So if the NFL draft is just three days away, then what are some good draft 3s?
When it comes to a quarterback class in which every prospect has question marks, NFL Network’s Charley Casserly has Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert as his top-rated at the position.
Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | Steve Wyche Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, Brandon Pettigrew, Calvin Johnson, Chris Cook, Colt McCoy, Detroit Lions, Jimmy Clausen, Jonathan Dwyer, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Louis Delmas, Matt Stafford, Minnesota Vikings, Montario Hardesty, Ndamukong Suh, Taylor Mays, Toby Gerhart, Tony Scheffler
The Vikings swung a trade with the Lions which may make Detroit better.
New England agreed to terms on a four-year deal with cornerback Darius Butler, a second-round pick, according to his agent.
Spanning around the league on Thursday afternoon.
Every table was full Thursday night at Shula’s Steakhouse, including a table in the back room where Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford was dining with a contingency from the Detroit Lions.