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Friday, April 20, 2018

Calvin Johnson on Chicago Bears: I can’t stand them

Calvin JohnsonThe Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will meet on Sunday, and Calvin Johnson has made it clear how he feels about his opponent. Johnson straight up told reporters on Thursday that he “can’t stand” the Bears, which is probably how players should feel about division rivals.

“It’s easy to have a dislike for them,” Johnson said Thursday, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s not hard at all.

“Can’t stand them, one, because they’re filling up the stadium a lot with a lot of Bears fans. So that’s one reason I can’t stand them.

“But we’re going to have a good showing this week. We’ve had two good practices this week. Guys are focused in and, like I say, we don’t like those guys. So it’s going to be a good little showdown.”

The game should be a good one. Chicago is 3-0 while Detroit is 2-1 and will have home field advantage. But why else would Johnson dislike the Bears aside from Chicago being a good team in their division? Maybe it also has to do with how well they have played him.

Last year, the Bears held Megatron to 106 yards in two games. Keep in mind that Johnson set an NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards last season. For his career, he only has four touchdown catches against the Bears in 11 games. He has 11 against the Green Bay Packers and seven against the Minnesota Vikings.

Chicago’s defense has been tough on him, which also explains his dislike of them.

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