CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch as Melvin White #23 of the Carolina Panthers defends during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Johnson Questionable, Ebron Doubtful For Saints Game

Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated early in the day it would take close to a miracle for Johnson to be ready to go.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Absence Of Johnson Gives Unique Opportunity To Other Receivers, Stafford

As bizarre as it might sound, Calvin Johnson’s absence could make Detroit a better team in the long run.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 and Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions celebrate while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan the lions win 19-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Named Team Captain For Saints Game, Bush Reflects On His Time In New Orleans

“I’m guessing it’s not a coincidence,” Bush said with a laugh. “It’s not a coincidence at all.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:   Calvin Johnson #81 and teammate  C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after losing to the Carolina Panthers 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Johnson Playing This Weekend: ‘Miracles Have Happened’

Caldwell said the potential absences of Fauria and Ebron will not influence the decision on whether to play Johnson.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Saints See Defense Turning Corner As Lions Loom

Coming off the high of a fourth quarter comeback against Tampa Bay and a helpful bye week, linebacker Junior Galette sees a real turnaround coming for New Orleans’ struggling defense.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Reasons Sunday Vs. The Saints Is A Trap Game For The Lions

The Lions are a 3-point favorite to beat the New Orleans Saints Sunday at Ford Field.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Lombardi Weighs In On Whether He’ll Be Carried Off The Field If Lions Beat Saints

“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on in the second quarter against the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Caldwell Holds Fast To ‘No Excuses’ Mantra Despite Absence Of Johnson

Ideally, later in the season the Lions will have Johnson healthy and be able to surround him with more fully developed wide receivers.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:   Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hands the ball of to  Reggie Bush #21 in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Will Play Sunday

“I’m playing this week,” Bush told Stoney, Bill and Sara of 97.1 The Ticket on Wednesday. “Everything’s good.”

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Jamell Fleming #29 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tate Says Broyles Will Get ‘A Lot More Time’ In Offense If Johnson Does Not Play

Wide receiver Golden Tate, who said he has not spoken to Broyles about the tweet, said the message was not a big deal.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: A general overview of Ford Field during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Jeremy Rafter/Getty Images)

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