Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) before the game against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Lions' Calvin Johnson expected to play

UPDATE: Johnson will play on Sunday vs. the Giants.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Tim Twentyman says he expects Johnson to play based on his body language in his pre-game routine.

The Lions and Matthew Stafford need the league’s best receiver if they’re going to bounce back this week. Stafford received a lot of blame for the loss to Baltimore Ravens because of a late interception, but Johnson defended him.

“You can’t lay all the blame on him,” Johnson said, via NFL.com. “It’s all us, it’s everybody. Balls get tips and Stafford had a bunch of crazy stuff like that happen, whether it be receivers falling or a defensive end tips the ball or something like that. Matt’s playing good. None of this was on Matt. It’s on us as a team.”

 

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