In many ways, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is having his best season in his six-year NFL career. Through five games, Johnson's yards-per-game average is 112, up from last year and well above any of his first four seasons. He is also averaging seven receptions per game, easily a high-water mark for the receiver called "Megatron."
There is one way in which Johnson's impact has been down, however: catching touchdowns. The 6'5" receiver has just one touchdown this season, which came in week three against the Tenessee Titans from backup quarterback Shaun Hill.
It doesn't seem Johnson is worried about this, according to a quote as published by MLive.com:
Nah, not really ... If I was dropping a bunch of touchdown passes, yeah. The (defensive) coverage can dictate a lot of things. It'll come. As long as we're able to help out moving the ball down the field, that's all that matters right now.
The touchdown drought has come just after Johnson's best-scoring year. In 2011, Johnson caught 16 touchdown passes, a regular in the end zone each game for the Lions. Over his career, Johnson has 6,430 yards and 50 touchdowns on 401 receptions, with a long of 96 yards.