Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions: All Banged Up

Ben ArnoldContributor INovember 15, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a pass against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 37-13.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that all is not well in Detroit.

Calvin Johnson was hit hard twice in the fourth quarter of this weekends game against the Chicago Bears. Lance Briggs was penalized for unnecessary roughness at the beginning of the fourth quarter Sunday for his blows to Calvin Johnson.

Jim Schwartz (Detroit Lions Head Coach) did not confirm, nor deny that Calvin Johnson was injured on the plays.

When Matthew Stafford was asked if Calvin Johnson would be set to go this upcoming week he responded with:

"I don't know, to tell you the truth, I haven't talked to him about he's feeling but I would hope so."

Not the best words for the Detroit Lions as they race to keep relevant in the NFC.  They now sit at 6-3.

Jahvid Best, who has now missed three games after suffering a concussion. He did not travel to Chicago and his status is still unclear, but this upcoming weekend looks doubtful.

Jim Schwartz said, "When we get clearance from the doctors, we'll get him back. But he needs to be symptom-free before we get clearance from the doctors."

Matthew Stafford is also dealing with a fractured index finger which resulted in some sloppy play this weekend.  Stafford threw four interceptions, of which two resulted in touchdown returns in the eventual 37-13 loss.