Detroit Lions: Top 5 Players to Watch in Second Half of 2014

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Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) make a catch and runs for a touchdown during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2. Calvin Johnson

Ok, first of all, I know that I probably shouldn’t be stating that Calvin Johnson is a guy worth keeping an eye on.

But I’m doing it anyways.

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Johnson started the season with a bang in 2014, hooking up with Matthew Stafford for two scores in the first half vs. the New York Giants. Things appeared to be right where the squad left off at in 2013, with Stafford and Johnson often making defenders seem helpless.

Shortly after week ones win Johnson suffered what the team would call a “high ankle sprain” in Detroit’s week three win over the Green Bay Packers. In week three vs. the New York Jets, Megatron turned out to be nothing but a major decoy for the Lions.

Johnson would end up missing three games total, and much to everyone’s surprise — they would end up victorious in all three contests. Golden Tate had a huge impact on the Lions success as he became Stafford No. 1 receiver in Johnson’s absence.

With Johnson back on the field and healthy for the first time since week two, it’s almost scary to think about the potential that the Detroit Lions offense possess. Keep an eye on Megatron, you don’t want to miss it.