Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson excited to face Jets

2:07 | NFL
Contenders and pretenders heading into week 4
Thursday September 25th, 2014

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he is looking forward to facing the New York Jets cornerbacks, who have given up big numbers to other receivers so far this season. 

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson lit up the Jets secondary for 209 yards in the Packers' Week 2 win, and Alshon Jeffrey of the Chicago Bears caught eight passes for 105 yards in the Bears' 27-19 victory on Monday.

Johnson was asked if he was “licking his chops” if the Jets deploy certain coverages during Sunday’s game.

"No doubt," Johnson said, according to "You definitely look forward to the challenge of getting single coverage high out there."

Johnson, who is the second-most targeted receiver in the NFL behind Nelson, has 19 catches for 329 yards and two touchdowns for Detroit (2-1). Johnson also said the team has a solution if New York decides to double team him. 

“If they want to do that, then we have a plethora of other playmakers who can go out there and get the job done as well," Johnson said. "You kind of have to pick your poison.”

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