Lions say absence of WR Calvin Johnson not the reason for loss at Green Bay

The Detroit Lions didn't have All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson for Sunday's 22-9 loss at Green Bay and they didn't play like a team that ranks in the top 10 in yards from scrimmage.

Coach Jim Schwartz said there was a lot more to the loss — the Lions' first against an NFC North opponent this season — than the missing superstar.

"We didn't get the job done," he said Monday. "It wasn't because Calvin didn't play in the game. There were a lot of other times we could've executed a little better.

"Calvin wasn't the reason we didn't have any turnovers on defense."


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