The Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who signed a $64 million contract as the second overall draft choice three years ago, apparently is worth it. The Lions can't seem to score without him.
Johnson, who has a sore right knee, missed the Green Bay Packers game two weeks ago and the Lions were shut out 26-0. Johnson also missed Sunday's 17-10 loss to the then-winless St. Louis Rams and Detroit's other receivers didn't have a single catch until the fourth quarter.
Bryant Johnson and Dennis Northcutt, who replaced Calvin Johnson, each had two dropped passes and zero receptions in the first three quarters.