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Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions at Green Bay

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In a huge blow to the Lions, wide receiver Calvin Johnson is inactive for today’s game at Green Bay.

Johnson, who has been dealing with a knee injury, was listed as questionable on the injury report. But he was widely expected to be ready to play, as he has had knee pain from time to time over the last two seasons and hadn’t missed a game.

The Lions are also down Nate Burleson, who suffered a broken arm in a car accident, so they’re down their top two wide receivers.

If Detroit is going to have any chance of breaking its 21-game losing streak at Green Bay, Reggie Bush will have to be the man to lead the Lions’ offense.

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25 Responses to “Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions at Green Bay”
  1. noeffinway says: Oct 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    Well, the pack gets a huge break…dam it! Let’s go Lions!

  2. liondoc says: Oct 6, 2013 11:44 AM

    It is what it is. Go Lions!

  3. thegregwitul says: Oct 6, 2013 11:45 AM

    Wow, what a shocker. Fantasy Football owners, you have a little more than an hour to adjust those lineups.

  4. lionsfan2086 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:45 AM

    Calvin doesn’t miss games. I hope he’s alright for the rest of the season. Huge blow to my Lions.

  5. eaglesfan036 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    Sucks to see Johnson ever out as a football fan. Just so fun to watch.

  6. contra74 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:50 AM

    This is fortunate for the packers as they are heavily favored to lose this one.

  7. mn1288 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:53 AM

    Bummer….now they’ll have an excuse when they lose by 20.

  8. bennyb82 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:54 AM

    It probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to sit Bush and Stafford too. Just get to next week…

  9. dino2997 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:55 AM

    Lions fans don’t care if they lose this game anyways. They’re still celebrating their “super bowl” win last week.

  10. faulkn22 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:57 AM

    That hurts.

  11. theoriginalbvan says: Oct 6, 2013 11:57 AM

    Looks like a Lions loss for the 22nd year in a row.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:00 PM

    That sucks. Sorry Lions fans.

  13. purpwalk says: Oct 6, 2013 12:01 PM

    crush rodgers, he’s all they’ve got

  14. packattack1967 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:06 PM

    A beat down with all their horses is what Jim Shawanz needs. Damn it.

  15. andrewlucksneard says: Oct 6, 2013 12:06 PM

    This is why the Lions stink as a franchise…they have a chance to slay the dragon and go 3 up on GB and the star wideout sits with “knee pain”? Yes it is a 16 game season, but some games are more important than other games…23 losses in Wisconsin in a row and the Lions blow an opportunity

  16. FinFan68 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:09 PM

    That hurts but the Lions can still win. The key was stopping Rodgers and that hasn’t changed. Stafford will need to have his best game and Bush needs to make plays. If they win without megaton it will be hard to write them off as contenders

  17. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 12:10 PM

    Changing my pick now.

  18. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 12:12 PM

    Stafford without CJ = LOL

  19. noeffinway says: Oct 6, 2013 12:19 PM

    Well, the statement just got bigger! Lions win without Calvin – what you say then nfl nation?

  20. papacrick says: Oct 6, 2013 12:20 PM

    Looks like the D line will have to win it for the Lions

  21. waltmink says: Oct 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    Yep, no way in hell the Lions win this game. Bet on it.

  22. axespray says: Oct 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    Our defense has no excuse not to play awesome today…
    considering our defense last year, held the lions around to 20 points (w/o Clay in either game).

  23. hatesycophants says: Oct 6, 2013 12:56 PM

    Lions – 42
    Packers – 17

  24. purplekobra69 says: Oct 6, 2013 1:21 PM

    My fantasy team is screwed

  25. pack13queens0 says: Oct 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    Why isn’t Joe Buck announcing this game? You’d think the most popular team in America would have the most professional broadcaster in the business.

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