Johnson overturned again by process rule

DETROIT -- It happened again.

Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a touchdown catch overturned in the season opener.

In the first quarter Sunday against Minnesota, quarterback Matthew Stafford hit Johnson over the middle. He extended, appeared to catch the ball and scored. But the officials reviewed the play and overturned the catch because he apparently did not complete the process of the catch in the end zone.

Detroit settled for a field goal.

For Johnson, it has to sting because of what happened in Chicago in 2010. The Lions lost to Chicago in 2010 after what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown catch by Johnson was overturned by officials who said he didn't complete the process of the catch.

That time, it cost them a win in the fourth quarter. This time, it happened early enough that how it could change the game remains to be seen.