Posts tagged Calvin Johnson

The NFL’s Era of Guaranteed Contracts Begins

Calvin Johnson

The NFL’s recent mega-contracts signed by the likes of Calvin Johnson and Joe Flacco make one thing clear. Guaranteed money is here to stay. The Packers will certainly follow the trend.

Tramon Williams Starts Idiotic Feud with Seattle’s Secondary

Tramon Williams

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is calling himself Optimus Prime in advance of his meeting with Megatron. Problem is, that’s already been done.

Good News: Aaron Rodgers Will Avoid Madden Curse

Aaron Rodgers Fu Manchu

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will avoid the Madden curse. Rodgers lost to Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the final four of fan voting for the Madden 13 cover. Here’s a recap of the curse.

The Disappearing NFL Middle Class

Anthony Hargrove

Thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement, the NFL’s middle class is disappearing. We take a look at the Green Bay Packers roster and present the evidence.

Clusterfuck Update 3/14: Wells In Tennessee, Browns In On Flynn

Matt Flynn

The madness continues! Day two of free agency is just as stupid as day one, if not more so. We’ve got some news on the Green Bay Packers free agents, along with the important moves from around the league. Hey, the Minnesota Vikings killed it today.

Rodgers, Woodson Named To All-Pro Team

Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers put two players on the NFL All-Pro team — Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson. At least one of the results is a little surprising, though. Here’s the breakdown.

Around The League: Week 10 Review

After hemming and hawing a while, we decided to take a look around the NFL to see who the top teams are, who’s in the MVP conversation and who makes absolutely no sense. Here’s what we came up with.

Around The League: Week Eight Review

Ben Roethlisburger

A look around the league at the midway point of the season. Here’s the weekly WTF, top 10 teams, and those players who are #winning and #losing. Guess who’s on top.

Detroit Lions Now Relevant

Calvin Johnson

We warned you this day was coming. The Detroit Lions, long the bottom feeder of the NFL, are suddenly relevant. No, it isn’t because they reeled off four victories to close the season. It isn’t because they have Pro Bowlers like Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh.

Midseason Awards: Total Packers Edition

We gave you the midseason awards: other people’s edition yesterday and we also told you what we thought about midseason awards. The best word to summarize would be this one: indifference. However, we promised you our midseason awards at some point, and here they are. The difference between our midseason awards and other people’s are […]

Packers Not Impressive In Win Over Lions

Shaun Hill

The Green Bay Packers got a win on Sunday, but their 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions left a lot to be desired. The 0-4 Lions racked up more than 400 yards of offense in Lambeau Field and quarterback Shaun Hill threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, largely on the strength of short passes […]

Detroit Lions: Young, Dumb And Full Of…

Delusion. What? Where did you think I was going with that? There aren’t many people who will argue that the Detroit Lions won’t be improved in 2010. Hell, these guys won two games last season, so there’s not much room to get worse. Still, you have to like the way this team is going if […]

Five Reasons Not To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Ryan Grant - going nowhere. Photo: Benny Sieu.

The Green Bay Packers have won three straight games after an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost derailed their season. The Packers sit at 7-4, in prime position for a wild card berth. There are a lot of things to like about the team, right now. But we’re pessimists and therefore, we can’t […]

Just Like Old Times, Packers Beat Lions

Raji sacks Stafford. Photo: Tony Ding

Or maybe just like last time. The Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions 34-12, in a game reminiscent of the last time the two teams met in October. The game wasn’t really in doubt at any point, but the Packers hardly looked dominant against an opponent that was clearly overmatched. That was less due […]

Predictions: Packers vs. Lions

Monty: The Detroit Lions once again demonstrated how bad their defense is in their victory over the Cleveland Browns last week. The Lions allowed Brady Quinn to throw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in that game. Quinn previously had thrown three touchdowns – in his career. In other words, the Green Bay Packers will […]

Johnson, Stafford May Miss Green Bay Game

Megatron is likely out for Thursday.

Any chance the Detroit Lions had to mount a challenge against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day flew out the window with Monday’s news that QB Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson will likely miss the game due to injuries. Stafford separated his left shoulder on the second-to-last play in Detroit’s win over […]

Packers Drub Lions, But Look Ugly Doing It

AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

Kudos to the Green Bay Packers for taking it to the lowly Matt Stafford- and Calvin Johnson-less (and later, Daunte Culpepper-less) Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The 26-0 shutout keeps the Packers’ home winning streak against the Lions alive at 19 games and gives the team a much-needed boost coming off their bye […]

Lions Stafford, Johnson Doubtful for Sunday

Calvin Johnson

Well, I told you the Green Bay Packers were about to get healthy. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and stud wide receiver Calvin Johnson both missed practice again on Friday. This was the second day Stafford has missed practice this week. Johnson hasn’t practiced at all. Both players are battling knee injuries and are unlikely […]

Bet Big: Lions May Be Without Stafford, Johnson on Sunday

Matthew Stafford

If you’re a betting man or woman, now might be the time to consider placing a large wager on the Green Bay Packers in their contest with the Detroit Lions, this Sunday. As of today, it seems probable that the Lions could be without their two biggest offensive weapons when they face the Packers. Neither […]