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Calvin Johnson

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  • Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears

    Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears
    After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half...
  • Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper

     Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper
    Henry Melton is the one who got away from the Bears, a draft pick who panned out to become a high-level player they couldn't get under contract long term. The defensive tackle returns Thursday night as the leader of the Cowboys pass rush. Although he...
  • There's no defense for the Bears' inept offense

    There's no defense for the Bears' inept offense
    DETROIT — Get away from playing last-place teams. Get back to the reality of this Bears season. A modest two-game winning streak against the down-and-out Buccaneers and scuffling Vikings was extinguished in the second quarter Thursday when the...
  • Ask Sam Farmer: Why teams defer receiving the opening kickoff

    Ask Sam Farmer: Why teams defer receiving the opening kickoff
    Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com Question: Why is it much more...
  • Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F

    Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F
    The Bears didn't fail as much in the running game in Thursday's 31-17 road loss to the Lions as they abandoned it. Choosing not to run into what they clearly figured was a brick wall, coach Marc Trestman tried to direct the offense around the talented...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Lions

    10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Lions
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell 20-14 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday for their fourth consecutive loss. 1. In case of emergency, break glass. If you need a fire extinguisher, you can only hope it works after you break the glass. When you smash...
  • Bears season in rubble, but some building blocks are emerging

    Bears season in rubble, but some building blocks are emerging
    When former Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad was with the Panthers, he famously announced at the end of the 2000 season that "amid all the ashes and rubble, a flower bloomed today." The Panthers had been lambasted 52-9 by the Raiders to finish 7-9,...
  • Huddle up: Bears counting on teammates to rally around Jimmy Clausen

    Huddle up: Bears counting on teammates to rally around Jimmy Clausen
    America finally gets a reprieve this week after being force-fed three straight nationally-televised Bears games. The compounded effect of those three losses resulted in coach Marc Trestman benching quarterback Jay Cutler for Sunday's game against the...
  • Bears loss to Lions a case of what could have been

    Bears loss to Lions a case of what could have been
    Sure-handed targets would have made Jimmy Clausen's first start since his rookie season of 2010 look different. They might have given the Bears a chance to spring an upset over the Lions, who were a 10-point favorite Sunday at Soldier Field. But just as...
  • Bears rookie safety Brock Vereen has a lot to work on

    Upon reviewing Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions, Bears rookie safety Brock Vereen reached a predictable conclusion. In surrendering 383 passing yards, the secondary never made the impact it desired. "We had opportunities to make plays, we just didn'...
  • Bears without Lance Briggs, Jeremiah Ratliff vs. Lions

    Bears without Lance Briggs, Jeremiah Ratliff vs. Lions
    DETROIT -- The Chicago Bears’ defense will be shorthanded Thursday at Ford Field. Neither linebacker Lance Briggs nor defensve tackle Jeremiah Ratliff will play against the Detroit Lions, both officially inactive for the game. Briggs suffered a...