Calvin Johnson’s record-breaking year in photos: Week 2 at San Francisco

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on January 16, 2013 – 5:00 pm

It was a tough Sunday night match-up for the Detroit Lions at San Francisco, dropping a 27-19 decision at Candlestick.

The Lions had been looking for redemption after the 49ers handed them their first loss of the 2011 season.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson had solid numbers – eight catches for 94 yards – but he had to fight tooth and nail for every yard he got.

Said Detroitlions.com columnist Mike O’Hara, “For most of the game, it looked like two-thirds of San Francisco’s secondary was covering Calvin Johnson in some fashion in an attempt to make him look mortal. The strategy succeeded.

“They had him high-lowed, bracketed, doubled – you name it, they tried it. And it worked, mostly.

“Johnson wound up with eight catches for 94 yards, but it was a street fight all night getting the ball to him.”

Johnson had catches of 22, 24 and 26 yards, with the 22-yard highlight catch including 10 yards after catch.

He season total after the game was 14 catches for 205 yards.

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2 Responses to “Calvin Johnson’s record-breaking year in photos: Week 2 at San Francisco”

  1. By Don on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    When the Old 49ers, Joe Montana and Jerry rice era, went on the field they also went with a huge Offensive line and a Running Game. And as I remember their defense wasn’t bad either.
    With San Fransisco knowing What Pro Bowl WR,s
    are like it’s no surprise that they covered Calvin like they did. However, hopefully next year we will have Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson on the other side to make things a little harder to guess where the ball is going.
    And Also be able to use our TE’s and not have to worry about the dropsies throughout the whole year. (:
    Don’t worry Pettigrew, we all still love ya, and are still your Fans!
    I would also like to be able to count on Titus Young However if he is or anybody else is a troublemaker at all I would rather see them sitting at home! If your not in this thing to win us a Championship and are only concerned with how many passes are thrown your way, then by all Means stay home. I believe that there are a ton of fans that believe in this TEAM more than a lot of the past Lions Teams,( Not that the other Teams didn’t try ) And anything or anyone that Wants to interrupt the Winning way’s of this TEAM PLEASE GO HOME! Don’t play for THIS TEAM UNLESS YOU WANT TO WIN THE SUPERBOWL!

  2. By Hogfish on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    This was a game the Lions could have won. Passes off the mark.
    This game kinda set the mark for Calvin for the season.
    From this game forward, Calvin was the go to guy in every game. With the Lions strugggling Calvin was a constant.
    No one person can cover Calvin. Those that say they can is because they got away with holding.
    Things will be interesting next year. I do not see a let down with Calvin and Stafford. I expect improvemnts.
    A lot of fans are looking forward to 2013. Calvin Johnson is the highlight the fans will be looking for in 2013.

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