Broncos' Bailey anticipates matchup against Johnson

By: AP
By: AP

Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has watched Calvin Johnson's ascension to elite wide receiver status from afar.

On Sunday, he will get a firsthand look at the explosive Lions receiver for the first time since a 2007 matchup when Johnson was a raw but talented rookie.

Through the first seven games for Detroit, Johnson is the NFL leader with 10 touchdown catches while ranking third in the league in receptions (41) and fourth in yards receiving (689). The tall, classically built receiver has posed constant matchup problems for defensive backs and he has broken through coverage to register four games with multiple touchdown catches as one of the league's best scoring threats.

More often than not, it figures to be Bailey drawing the coverage assignment on Johnson for the Broncos.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 132761103 - kktv.com/a?a=132761103