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As Calvin Johnson contemplates NFL future - five of his best TDs

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With Calvin Johnson contemplating his NFL future as we speak, now seems like as good a time as any to recap just what a career 'Megatron' has had to date.

His Hall-of-Fame worthy career can be quantified in a number of ways; he has 11,619 yards to his name, seven 1,000-yard seasons in nine years and hold the Detroit Lions' record for touchdown grabs with 81.

But, whilst numbers are impressive to look at, they don't quite portray the sheer dominance Johnson has had over opponents down the years. For that, we bring you five of the 30-year-old's best ever touchdown catches.


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5) Vs Houston Texans, 2008

Johnson's aura as one of the NFL's top receivers is based largely on his imposing 6 ft 5 inch frame and huge wingspan, but this veteran also has wheels.

He clocked a 4.35 40-yard dash in the 2007 combine, and proved his speed against Houston in 2008 - taking home his longest ever touchdown for a full 96-yards and leaving the secondary in his wake.

4) Vs Chicago Bears, 2010

We know, we know. Technically, this isn't a catch at all for Johnson but he did have a whole rule named after him because of it so it's certainly noteworthy.

And, even if the NFL say he didn't have full control, his last-gasp play was still damn impressive as he timed him jump perfectly to catch the ball at its highest point.

3) Vs Green Bay Packers, 2015

2015 may well prove to be Johnson's last in the NFL but, at times this season, he has shown he still deserves to be ranked amongst the elite receivers in the league.

And one moment, against his old foe the Green Bay Packers, combined all that is good about Megatron. Size, strength, awareness and impeccable timing combined to create this stunning toe drag swag TD.

2) Vs Cincinnati Bengals, 2013

There is catching a touchdown pass in traffic, and then there is Calvin Johnson catching a touchdown pass whilst being surrounded by three defenders.

This TD against the Cincinnati Bengals saw Johnson come out on top in triple-coverage. Few other receivers in the game could do that.

1) Vs Dallas Cowboys, 2011

The Bengals aren't alone in thinking three men would be enough to stop Megatron. The Cowboys, in 2011, tried the same trick and were on the end of the same result. 

Helping his team rally to a fourth-quarter win, this TD saw Johnson combine clutch play with beast mode style physical dominance.

Lions fans: What is your favorite Calvin Johnson memory? Let us know in the comments below...

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