Lions WR Calvin Johnson said Wembley Stadium has a better playing surface than Soldier Field.
The Detroit Lions are in London this week for a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but that’s not stopping wide receiver Calvin Johnson from firing shots at his division rivals back in the states.
The Lions-Chiefs game, like every other game played in London, will be held at Wembley Stadium. The field there is mostly used for soccer matches, so NFL players are inclined to have their qualms with the playing surface.
Johnson isn’t spitting on the pitch, though. In fact, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, he says the field at Wembley is better than Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears.
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Calvin Johnson on Wembley field: I'm not really worried about it. I've played on worse fields, like Chicago
Megatron has visited Soldier Field eight times since his rookie season and has only eclipsed 100 receiving yards in two of those games. In addition, seven of his 10 career touchdowns against the Bears have come within the friendly confines of Ford Field.
Johnson did not play in Detroit’s 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in London last year, so this Sunday will mark his first time taking the field at Wembley.