Top 5 Catches by Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson


Calvin “” Johnson. Arguably the most talented Detroit Lions wide receiver of all time, and currently best in the NFL. Sure, there are a few guys close, but they are still no where near the game-changing talent that is /a>. Not many of Megatron’s go unnoticed, but a few will definitely be remembered as the best catches of his career. Calvin Johnson defies physics. He is the picture of Detroit Lions football. Calvin Johnson is a beast.

5. December 6th, 2009. One of the first Stafford to Megatron connections ever, and a beauty of a play. Calvin Johnson just flat out beats two defenders, badly. A perfect pass from Mathew Stafford, a perfect route by Megatron, and a great touchdown for the Detroit Lions.

4. 2008 didn’t give Detroit Lions fans anything really great to remember. Most people only remember the Lions going 0-16, and for good reason. It was an embarrassing season. But the one positive that was evident, is that Calvin Johnson was blooming, and he was destined to be great. Daunte Culpepper drops a present in the lap of Megatron on this play, and Megatron knew exactly what to do with it. Score.

3. 96 yards. Dan Orlovsky hits a wide open Calvin Johnson, and the rest is history.

2. Drew Stanton gets credit for another touchdown here, but it was all Megatron. Calvin Johnson goes across the middle on a slant route, and throws two Heisman-like stiff arms. And the most beautiful part of it all, it was against the Bears.

1. Sometimes, there is a little reward for a high risk situation. One of the most polarizing catches in NFL history, also happens to be the start of a beautiful comeback win for the Detroit Lions over the Dallas Cowboys. Simply known as “The Catch” by Lions’ fans, number one on this list is a catch you just have to see to believe.


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  • Brad Arwine

    How do you not have the even better catch against cincy last year

  • Michael Travers

    Patrick Rogers

  • Charles Johns

    I wish Barry Sanders was on this team .

  • Lonnie Richter

    there were a lot of good receivers, they might not all of been a WR, but even at WR, they have had some really good ones also, Moore, Perryman and Morton all at a time, was a great combination, and I would have to rate the best receiver as a Tight End by the name of Charlie Sanders , or at least in the last 40 or 50 years

  • Detroit Sports Nation

    Brett Perriman was highly underrated. A lot of people forgot all about him.

  • Lonnie Richter

    yes he was, especially when you had him and johnny Morton on the other side, I was lucky enough to get to see Charlie Sanders play, about like having Lynn Swann as a tight end

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  • Brandon White

    Sarah Bradley you do realize that even if you take cjs numbers out of Matthews totals the past few years he has thrown for like 3000 yds each year. There’s at least 15 teams that would take a 3000 yard passer, cam Newton, Russell Wilson, kaepernick, all would have a similar yardage total to Stafford without Johnson. Gimme a break. Would you rather have Mark Sanchez? Eli has 2 rings and led the league in ints last year. Quit hating he’s plenty good to win a bowl game.

  • Keith Lego

    herman moore was the best lion wr. 123catches in 1season all im sayn. and a nfl record at da time.

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  • Desiree Colvin

    I call him ” Baby Johnson”

  • Nick Latona

    Win or don’t even show up!

  • Bryan Howard


  • Joe Pecora

    I know it was similar to the Dallas catch but they should’ve had Calvin’s jumpball TD against Cincy last season. That was essential Megatron right there

  • Joe Hastings


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  • Ryan J Ehlke

    The qb in #2 is Drew Stanton not Dan Orlovsky

  • Joe Lentz

    I know it’s hard to find a short list of “Megatron’s Best”, but I also know there are EASILY more than this represents. How about the “non-catch”; or one of CJ’s many one-handed grabs? There are definitely more exciting catches in his portfolio than what is represented here.

  • Jean Smith

    love the LIONS

  • Kyle Mallett

    So grateful to have him on this team. If stafford didn’t have him, he’d throw for 12 yards a game.

  • Launce Mahone

    The truth

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