Lions WR Calvin Johnson had two huge catches in the first half against the Bears. Andrew Weber USA TODAY Sports
All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson hadn't been himself this season. Through the first games, he averaged only 10 yards per reception for the winless for the winless Detroit Lions.
Before Sunday, Johnson's longest gain of this season was a 28-yard reception. Then, against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field, the man known as Megatron finally came alive.
First, Johnson caught a perfectly thrown over-the-middle strike and turned it up field for a 43-yard gain.
Later in the first half, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford found him deep down the right sideline for a 39-yard gain.
The Lions haven't been very successful throwing the deep ball this season, but the Stafford-to-Johnson connection has come back to life in Week 6.
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Megatron had three catches for 90 yards by halftime.