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Calvin Johnson is a beast. We already knew that before the opening Monday Night Football of the year, but the wide receiver nicknamed 'Megatron' reminded us all how good he is with an outstanding performance during the Detroit Lions opening win against the New York Giants.

Johnson caught seven passes for 164 receiving yards on his way to two huge touchdowns, and his incredible performance got the social media channels buzzing, particularly after he danced his way to the endzone after an impressive 69-yard TD in the first quarter.

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Megatron is so awesome that even the biggest stars of the basketball world were watching in amazement, with both LeBron James and NBA MVP Kevin Durant showing their appreciation of his talents via their own Twitter feeds.

And there were plenty of positive comments for the Lions' receiver, with Durant even stating that he is the best wideout to have played in the NFL.

"Megatron strikes once again! ‪#Beast‬ ‪#MyFavPlayerInWorld‬," LeBron tweeted.

"You know you sick at what u do when we call you Megatron. ‪#Tripleteamkiller‬ ‪#justcloseyoureyesandthrowitup‬ ‪#bestwideoutever‬," KD tweeted after the Lions big win against the Giants.

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Megatron wants Super Bowl win

Having played seven seasons in the NFL, Calvin Johnson wants to win big for the first time in his NFL career. He has only played one playoff game in his NFL career, which was a devastating defeat to the New Orleans Saints in 2011.

Johnson was outstanding in that game, with 211 yards receiving and two TD's, and now he wants to taste more success. Speaking just last week, he admitted that this current Lions team has the potential to win the Super Bowl this season.

"I honestly believe that," Johnson said, regarding the Lions chances of winning the Super Bowl.
"And you've got to buy in. You've got to buy into the coaches' philosophy, and we have. I believe that everybody is doing exactly what the coaches want us to do, and if we're not, if something is not like he wants it, he's going to tell us and we're going to get better at it and he only has to tell us one time."

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