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Calvin Johnson

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  • Super Bowl hopefuls feature pros and cons

    DENVER — Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade. Every one of them also has a potentially costly flaw that could have them dejectedly clearing out their lockers instead. "The...
  • 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...
  • Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions 24-20 in wild card

    Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions 24-20 in wild card
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas quarterback was celebrating after giving the Cowboys the lead...
  • Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. added to Pro Bowl roster

    New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made such an impact on the NFL in just 12 games, he's been rewarded with a chance to play one more time -- in the Pro Bowl as a replacement for injured Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. “The...
  • Ravens know the pain Antonio Brown can inflict

    Ravens know the pain Antonio Brown can inflict
    The play lasted just a few seconds, a blur of moves and fallen defenders. It was more than long enough, though, for Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown to display how he's become one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the game. The last time he...
  • Presence may be Julian Edelman's best gift

    Presence may be Julian Edelman's best gift
    Julian Edelman doesn’t need to be built like Calvin Johnson or Demaryius Thomas to stick out. He doesn’t need to go vertical like Antonio Brown to burn a defense. He doesn’t need to make one-handed catches like Odell Beckham Jr. to bring...
  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant gives Bears' Kyle Fuller second tough week in a row

    The Bears can continue to use five-man zone pressure on third-down situations against the Cowboys, but they need to win one-on-one matchups on the edge and take away the intermediate throwing lanes to limit quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant....
  • Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: Top 5 reasons you're not in the playoffs

    Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: Top 5 reasons you're not in the playoffs
    This is for my players who are out of the game. I mean my fantasy football players who are suddenly finished with their favorite pastime after not qualifying for their league's playoffs. You don't know what's worse: being out of contention by Week 8...