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Monday, June 18, 2018

Calvin Johnson’s Touchdown Streak, Lions’ Winning Streak Snapped

The scuffle between coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz Sunday received most of the attention around the NFL. Because of it, many people overlooked that two Lions streaks ended.

Calvin Johnson did not score a touchdown in a game for the first time this season. After setting an NFL record with nine TDs in the first five games, Megatron finished the game against the 49ers with 113 yards on 7 receptions. The numbers were good, but none of those catches resulted in six points.

Additionally, San Francisco’s 25-19 victory handed the Lions their first loss of the season. Dating back to the last season, Detroit had won 9 straight games entering Sunday’s contest.

So two streaks come to an end. Maybe the trick to beating Detroit is to keep Megatron out of the end zone. Of course, that’s much easier said than done.

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