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Sep 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrates with teammate running back Joique Bell after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

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Calvin Johnson’s impact has been limited as Detroit Lions continue to take what defenses give them
Justin Rogers –

Calvin Johnson is the NFL’s best receiver, but through the first two weeks of the 2013 season, he’s been targeted as much as St. Louis’ Austin Pettis and New York Jets wideout Stephen Hill.

There’s something wrong with that picture, but the Detroit Lions don’t see it that way.

The way the Lions view it, they’re simply taking advantage of how opponents are are defending them.

Herman Moore one-on-one with Bill Bentley

Former WR Herman Moore talks with CB Bill Bentley about his first two games of the 2013 season and the Lions’ Week 3 match-up at Washington.

5 Detroit Lions Who Need to Step Up vs. Washington Redskins
Marcus Hill – Bleacher Report

Detroit is averaging nearly 400 yards per game, while the Redskins have given up more than 500 yards per game in its first two contests. This should be a game in which the Lions thrive on offense and (perhaps) get away with the foolish mistakes.

Nonetheless, Detroit needs to have a great game on both sides of the ball to keep RG3 and the Redskins from earning their first win.

These five players need to have a big impact for the Lions to earn a victory Sunday at FedExField.

Ten(ish) Questions with… DT Justin Bannan
Michael Rothstein –

Defensive tackle Justin Bannan is one of the newer Detroit Lions, having signed a one-year deal with the team in August. This is his fifth stop in the NFL, a journey that started when he was a fifth-round draft pick in 2002. He’s been to Buffalo, Baltimore, Denver, St. Louis, Denver again and now Detroit.

He has played in 162 games in his career, making 313 tackles and 6.5 sacks while forcing six fumbles. We caught up with Bannan earlier this week to chat about going to Red Rocks, skiing and beating Nebraska.

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