Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ware, Polamalu, Johnson Among Most Valuable Non-QBs

In most cases, the team’s best or most important player is usually its quarterback. In this piece, we will look at the eight most irreplaceable non-quarterbacks in the league.


Calvin Johnson.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers

The NFL becomes more of a passing league every year. Here are the top 10 fantasy football options at wide receiver.


Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NFL Films Ranks Top 5 NFL Wide Receivers

Greg Cossell of NFL films recently put together a ranking of the top five wide receivers in the league.

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Julius Peppers sacks Matthew Stafford.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: Peppers Put Fear In Johnson

Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune said Peppers’ first hit on Johnson essentially took the wide receiver out of the rest of the game.

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Julius Peppers sacks Matthew Stafford.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Video: Megatron Afraid Of Peppers?

In this video, you can see as Johnson abruptly changes directions at the last second and misses the tackle to avoid getting laid out by Peppers.

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The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: A Rivalry Is Born

It’s been brewing since the Monday night game last month. In fact, the kindling for this fire was sparked with Calvin Johnson’s non-catch in the opener last year. The Bears and Lions don’t like each other and Sunday it boiled over.

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Calvin Johnson and Charles Tillman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus and Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Lions At Bears

Regular season games don’t get much bigger than this one.

670 The Score–11/11/2011

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson runs cornerback D.J. Moore to score a touchdown in the first half of a game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears At Lions

With the Packers moving to 5-0, it’s imperative that the Bears get a win tonight in Detroit. A loss would leave two undefeated teams at the top of the division. Plus, both of those teams at this point would have tie-breakers against the Bears. Even if you think that winning the division is a fantasy, there’s still the issue of the wildcard. If the Bears want to be in that conversation, a win is essential. Here’s what I’m watching in this pivotal matchup:

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Matt Forte.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Esiason To Bears: Do What Works

As the Bears offense struggles to find its identity, CBS Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason thinks the Bears should just stick to what works.

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Lovie Smith. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Smith: Monday’s Game Is Not ‘Must-Win’

As the Bears head to Detroit to take on the undefeated Lions as the nation watches on Monday Night Football, head coach Love Smith isn’t buying the hype that this is a “must-win” game.


Mark Anderson #97 and Nick Roach #53 of the Chicago Bears hit Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions after a pass on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: Bears Must Pressure QB

Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune thinks the Bears Cover-2 defensive scheme may be the way to stop the 6-foot-5-inch receiver who has eight touchdowns through the first four games of the season.

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Charles Tillman

NFL To Be More Aggressive In Suspending Players For Illegal Hits

Among changes for the next NFL season, whenever that is, are more suspensions for illegal hits, and possible adjustments to instant replays and kickoffs.


Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor (29) avoids a tackle by Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer (58) to score during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bears Looking For Fifth Straight Win In Detroit

The Bears are looking for their fifth straight win as they visit Detroit. They made their mark as a top NFC contender after defeating the Eagles last week and the Lions are starting their third string quarterback. If the Bears continue to play as well as they did against Philadelphia, this could be an easy win.


Nate Burleson

Lions Receiver Guarantees Win Over Bears

The Detroit Lions have two wins this season. One of their many losses came against the Bears in week one. Despite that and a much more improved Bears team, Lion’s receiver Nate Burleson has guaranteed a win.


Calvin Johnson

NFL To Review Catch Rule That Gave Bears Victory

CHICAGO — The NFL expects to review the catch rule that cost Lions receiver Calvin Johnson a potential winning touchdown in a season-opening loss to Chicago. The play was ruled a no-catch. After Johnson went […]


NFL stands by Calvin Johnson incomplete pass ruling

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The NFL is standing behind how a buzz-creating call was handled in the Detroit-Chicago game. Lions coach Jim Schwartz refuses to make a fuss about it. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del […]


Bears’ Rule

Calvin Johnson, by the letter of NFL rule, should still be waiting patiently in the end zone this morning — with the ball, after catching it cleanly there with two feet down, taking a couple […]


Jay Cutler

Bears Escape With 19-14 Win Over Lions

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bears seemed intent on giving this game away. But in the end they still found a way to hang on for the win. Jay Cutler threw for 372 yards and […]