Lions WR Calvin Johnson came up with a crazy nine-yard catch near the goal line on Sunday. Raj Mehta USA TODAY Sports

Well, this is probably why they call him Megatron.

During the Detroit Lions' 28-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, wide receiver Calvin Johnson made one of those catches that remind us of his greatness. When quarterback Matthew Stafford's late-game pass attempt was sent sailing, Johnson somehow rose above three Vikings defenders to come down with the ball.

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The only thing crazier than the catch was the fact that Minnesota somehow kept him out of the end zone. The Vikings went on to hold up with a goal-line stand. They forced incompletions on first and second down, then stuffed runs on third and fourth down.

Minnesota's two-score victory over an NFC North rival -- which lifted the team to 4-2 on the season -- gives them some legitimacy as the difference between the pretenders and contenders in the division grew a little clearer in Week 7.

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