Those numbers are pretty impressive considering Megatron is shadowed by two or three defenders on most plays.
Still, Johnson's Detroit Lions are 1-2, and much of that has to do with their sluggish starts. They have scored 38 total points in the first three quarters this season, in contrast to the 49 they have tallied in fourth quarters alone.
Sixteen of Johnson's receptions and 251 yards have come after halftime.
"We've had probably more carries the first three games than we have, probably, in the first three games of any of the seasons I've been here -- for the same reason that Calvin's not having a lot of early production," Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan told the Detroit Free Press. "But we're going to work on improving that."
"Calvin's certainly targeted, probably, more so than any other receiver in pro football by game's end, and we've got to continue to make sure we do a good job of that, and we're always working to improve early production of guys like that," Linehan said. "Right now, it's kind of coming out of some of the other weapons in our offense early in games."