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Calvin Johnson

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  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was granted an assignment he coveted Monday night, a daunting task most other defensive backs would dread. Smith shadowed All-Pro Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson all over Ford Field, doing a respectable job...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss

    Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss
    DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    If Steelers with their cap can make a trade, is it realistic the Bears could go outside for defensive line help? -- @jtbbears from Twitter You are referring to the Steelers having less than $2 million in cap room and their acquisition of offensive...
  • Carrie Underwood putting her spin on 'Sunday Night Football' theme

    Carrie Underwood putting her spin on 'Sunday Night Football' theme
    She'll sing that she's been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really Carrie Underwood has been waiting months. Underwood, who replaces Faith Hill in singing the "Sunday Night Football" opening for NBC, performed her segment in June at an airport-...
  • Bears' death-spiral defense loses only guy who tackles

    Bears' death-spiral defense loses only guy who tackles
    You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington. They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal. Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong. You...
  • Fantasy Fix: Build on these receivers

    Fantasy Fix: Build on these receivers
    I've been playing fantasy football for longer than many RedEye readers have been alive, and there's been one constant in all that time: You build a great fantasy team with running backs. Not anymore. If you want to have a great fantasy team these days,...
  • Has Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passed Peyton Manning in MVP race? [Poll]

    Has Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passed Peyton Manning in MVP race? [Poll]
    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have gotten past a shaky start to string together four straight wins for a half-game lead over the Detroit Lions at the top of the NFC North standings. If he hadn't already, Rodgers established himself as a...
  • Fantasy football: Week 9 Trust or Bust

    In Fantasy Football Trust or Bust, we will focus on who we deem as trustworthy starts and pepper in a few sits for your Points Per Reception (PPR) leagues. TRUST Kendall Wright at Rams Wright is quietly having a rock-steady, productive PPR season. From...
  • Trash-talk your way through the Bears' woes

    Trash-talk your way through the Bears' woes
    Despite Brandon Marshall's super-strong best-friend hopes for Jay Cutler's recovery, the quarterback will miss Monday's tilt at Lambeau. He'll miss the next week against Detroit, too, and the Bears' playoff hopes will be all but over because of...
  • Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals

    Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals
    The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it. Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...