2014 Strength of Schedule - DET
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:57am
The Lions are one of the best teams in the NFC right now, and they've been succeeding with only sporadic help from the best offensive skill position player in football, WR Calvin Johnson.
"I'm back running," Johnson told NFL Media's Steve Wyche on Tuesday. "That's a great thing for me right now."
Johnson sat in last week's comeback win over the Saints after a lengthy pregame workout. The article made it seem like Johnson is eager to get back on the field this week. However as the story pointed out, with a bye looming in Week 9, sitting Johnson again makes a lot of sense if the Lions feel they can get through Week 8.
Posted by Scot Berggren
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:39pm
Week 7 – Calvin Johnson vs. New Orleans Saints
After being more of a decoy for the two previous games, the Lions decided to hold Calvin Johnson out of last week’s contest at the Vikings with a high ankle sprain. When he’s healthy, Megatron is a fantasy beast, but so far owners haven’t received much from him outside of the opening game. Expect him to likely miss two more contests and return in Week 10.