by Aaron Wilson
October 06, 02013
Detroit's 22-9 loss to Green Bay was proof of what Calvin Johnson means to the Lions.
Without Megatron on the football field, the Packers made it a point to take away running back Reggie Bush, holding him to 44 rushing yards on 13 carries. Bush was also limited to 25 receiving yards on four catches.
Taking Bush out of Detroit's game-plan made things difficult for quarterback Matthew Stafford and his receivers. Stafford finished 25-for-40 with 262 yards and one touchdown.
Receiver Kris Durham, also a teammate of Stafford's in college at the University of Georgia, earned a start for Detroit and had a tough day against the Packers. Targeted eight times, Durham was only able to catch three passes for 30 yards. However, one of those did go for a 13-yard touchdown.
Johnson has a knee injury and was reportedly as close to starting without actually playing. It looks like the Lions will get their best player back next week against the Browns.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.