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Lions take issue with Vikes' hits on Johnson

Calvin Johnson (Al Messerschmidt/Getty)

The Detroit Lions weren't happy with at least three plays that targeted Calvin Johnson and another in which CB Chris Houston was hurt. Johnson also had some controversy surrounding his first game with the Vikings, but Mistral Raymond said Johnson's size might contribute to hits around the head.

The Detroit Lions took issue with a few hits from the Minnesota Vikings. The most direct accusation came from Lions cornerback Chris Houston, who said offensive lineman Brandon Fusco intentional targeted his ankle. "A lineman just fell on my ankle on purpose," Houston said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I went to cut him and he was flying open and as he went down he put both his knees on... Recommended Stories