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Chad Johnson injured as Bengals fall to Lions

Aug 18, 2008 - 2:29 AM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The list of high-profile aches and pains keeps growing for the Cincinnati Bengals while Calvin Johnson appears to fully recovered from an injury that took some of the luster off of his rookie season.

Chad Johnson left with a shoulder injury early in the first quarter while Calvin Johnson had his second solid performance in as many games as the Detroit Lions downed the Bengals, 27-10, in preseason action Sunday.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Chad Johnson injured his left shoulder and left the field after failing to make a leaping catch on Carson Palmer's third-down pass during the Bengals' first drive, which resulted in an interception by Lions cornerback Brian Kelly to the Bengals 36.

He did not return.

On the next play, Calvin Johnson - limited by a back injury most of last season - snared a 27-yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna.

The 6-5 second-year pro, who did not play again after the score, hauled in three catches for 76 yards, one week after a four-reception, 76-yard effort in limited action against the Giants.

Chad Johnson's injury was also symbolic of the team's early struggles. Cincinnati had a field goal attempt blocked on its second drive and saw Palmer go 6-of-13 for 50 yards in four series without regular starters T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Rudi Johnson, both of whom were resting sore hamstrings.

Rookie linebacker Keith Rivers, the Bengals' first-round pick who held out the first nine days of training camp, received his first NFL start and collected tackles on two of the team's first five plays.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 7 0 3 17 27
    CINCINNATI 0 7 3 0 10 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, CALVIN JOHNSON 27 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (DAVE RAYNER KICK), 6:38.
    Drive: 2 plays, 36 yards in 0:48.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: CIN - TD, GLENN HOLT 12 YD PASS FROM RYAN
    FITZPATRICK

    Aug 17 10:29 PM
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    Lions 27, Bengals 10  4th - 1:46Aug 17 10:24 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    DREW STANTON 10 YD RUN
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    DETROIT 27
    CINCINNATI 10 1:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 27, Bengals 10  4th - 1:58Aug 17 10:19 PM
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    Lions 20, Bengals 10  4th - 4:10Aug 17 10:11 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    BRANDON MIDDLETON 50 YD PASS FROM DREW STANTON
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    DETROIT 20
    CINCINNATI 10 6:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 20, Bengals 10  4th - 6:10Aug 17 10:06 PM
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    Lions 13, Bengals 10  4th - 9:57Aug 17 10:00 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 23 YD
    DETROIT 13
    CINCINNATI 10 10:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 13, Bengals 10  4th - 10:55Aug 17 9:56 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 7 0 3 10
    CINCINNATI 0 7 3 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, CALVIN JOHNSON 27 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (DAVE RAYNER KICK), 6:38.
    Drive: 2 plays, 36 yards in 0:48.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: CIN - TD, GLENN HOLT 12 YD PASS FROM RYAN
    FITZP

    Aug 17 9:44 PM
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    Lions 10, Bengals 10  3rd - 1:01Aug 17 9:43 PM


  • NFL
    DETROIT 10
    CINCINNATI 10 1:01 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    DET BALL ON DET 25 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Lions 10, Bengals 10  3rd - 1:01Aug 17 9:41 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 48 YD
    DETROIT 10
    CINCINNATI 7 9:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 10, Bengals 7  3rd - 9:18Aug 17 9:17 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 7 0 7
    CINCINNATI 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, CALVIN JOHNSON 27 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (DAVE RAYNER KICK), 6:38.
    Drive: 2 plays, 36 yards in 0:48.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: CIN - TD, GLENN HOLT 12 YD PASS FROM RYAN
    FITZPATRI

    Aug 17 8:52 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NFL TD CIN
    GLENN HOLT 12 YD PASS FROM RYAN FITZPATRICK
    (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK)
    DETROIT 7
    CINCINNATI 7 1:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 7, Bengals 7  2nd - 1:28Aug 17 8:47 PM


  • NFL
    TD CIN
    GLENN HOLT 12 YD PASS FROM RYAN FITZPATRICK
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    DETROIT 7
    CINCINNATI 6 1:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 7, Bengals 6  2nd - 1:28Aug 17 8:45 PM


  • NFL
    DETROIT 7
    CINCINNATI 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
    DET BALL ON DET 48 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 17 8:10 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    CALVIN JOHNSON 27 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    DETROIT 7
    CINCINNATI 0 8:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 7, Bengals 0  1st - 8:22Aug 17 7:51 PM
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    Lions vs. BengalsAug 14 10:14 AM
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