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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