The Detroit Lions just can't catch a break in this state.

They enter Sunday's game at Green Bay with a 3-1 record and share of the NFC North lead and a chance to put real distance between themselves and the Packers.

But they'll be without Calvin Johnson.

The receiver missed most of practice this week with a knee injury. He practiced during the 30 minutes available to the media Friday but was listed as questionable for the game.

Johnson warmed up a couple hours before the game stretching out with a trainer jogging and running through step ladders. But he did so gingerly never appearing to reach full speed.

He hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season finale against Minnesota which he sat with a knee injury.

Detroit now is down its top two receivers with Nate Burleson also sidelined by a broken forearm. Other inactives include quarterback Kellen Moore tailback Mikel Leshoure cornerback Jonte Green and offensive linemen Leroy Harris and LaAdrian Waddle.

They do get back two players though in receiver Patrick Edwards and right tackle Jason Fox.