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NFL: Baltimore 18, Detroit 16

DETROIT, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker's team-record sixth field goal of the game was a 61-yarder with 43 seconds left that boosted the Baltimore Ravens over Detroit 18-16 Monday.

NFL: Detroit 40, Green Bay 10

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush made up for four turnovers with four touchdowns Thursday and carried the Detroit Lions to a 40-10 battering of Green Bay.

NFL: Pittsburgh 37, Detroit 27

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger tossed two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying the Pittsburgh Steelers over Detroit 37-27.

NFL: Detroit 21, Chicago 19

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson corralled two of Matthew Stafford's three touchdown passes Sunday and the Detroit Lions took the NFC North lead with a 21-19 win over Chicago.

NFL: Detroit 31, Dallas 30

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford's touchdown dive with 12 seconds remaining Sunday capped a stirring late comeback that boosted the Detroit Lions over Dallas 31-30.

NFL: Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24

DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Mike Nugent booted a 54-yard field goal on the final play of the game Sunday, handing the Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 31, Cleveland 17

CLEVELAND, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford hooked up with Joseph Fauria on three touchdown passes Sunday, helping the Detroit Lions handle Cleveland 31-17.

NFL: Green Bay 22, Detroit 9

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Mason Crosby booted five goals and Aaron Rodgers connected for a touchdown pass Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 27, Washington 20

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford tossed a pair of TD passes Sunday and the Detroit Lions recorded their first-ever victory in Washington with a 27-20 defeat of the Redskins.

NFL: Arizona 25, Detroit 21

GLENDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rashard Mendenhall scored on a touchdown plunge following a key late penalty Sunday, elevating the Arizona Cardinals over Detroit 25-21.

NFL season opens Thursday in Denver

DENVER, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The National Football League begins its 94th season Thursday with the Baltimore Ravens starting their quest for a second straight Super Bowl title.
New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

NFL: Chicago 26, Detroit 24

DETROIT, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Olindo Mare kicked four field goals Sunday and the Chicago Bears posted a 26-24 victory over Detroit, but still fell out of NFC playoff contention.

UPI NewsTrack Sports

Miami hands Charlotte 16th straight loss ... Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks ... Cowboys' Brent indicted for manslaughter ... Mariners sign Ibanez to one-year contract ... Sports news from United Press International.
Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers headed the list of NFL Pro Bowl selections revealed Wednesday.
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Calvin Johnson
The #2 pick at the 2007 NFL Draft Calvin Johnson (R), a wide receiver from Georgia Tech, poses with his jersey at the 2007 NFL Draft ceremonies at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 28, 2007. Johnson will play for the Detroit Lions. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Calvin Johnson, Jr. (born September 25, 1985 in Tyrone, Georgia) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Johnson has a rare combination of size (6 ft. 5 in., 236 lb/ 196 cm, 107 kg), speed (4.35 sec 40-yard dash), strength, leaping ability (more than 45 in or 110 cm vertical jump), body control and hand–eye coordination. It is often mentioned that he is also very humble and well-mannered, and did well academically at Georgia Tech. He has been nicknamed "Megatron" by Lions coaches and fans.

Johnson was born to Calvin and Arica Johnson on September 25, 1985 in Tyrone, Georgia. Johnson was 6 feet tall in middle school, and 6 feet 4 inches in 10th grade. He attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three year starter as a wide receiver. As a sophomore, he made 34 receptions for 646 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, Johnson caught 40 passes for 736 yards and eight touchdowns.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Calvin Johnson."
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