Both players are in their third season and were drafted in the first round. Johnson was second overall and Hall was the 18th pick.
"It's going to be fun. It's going to be another challenge for us like we have every week," Hall said.
The combination of Hall and Johnathan Joseph held Green Bay's Greg Jennings without a catch in Week 2 and then contained Chicago's Devin Hester in Week 7 (he had 101 yards on eight catches, but most of those came when the Bengals were up by three touchdowns).
Johnson, though, presents a different test. At 6-foot-5, 239 pounds he is a bigger receiver than what the Bengals are used to facing.
"We really don't have a guy like him here," Hall said. "We've faced receivers like him before and we've faced him in the preseason a couple of times. This is going to be a different test because you don't come across a guy like him as far as physical and speed."
Johnson enters the game with 41 catches for 607 yards and three touchdowns. He missed two games with a knee injury but has had two 100-yard games, most recently two weeks ago against Cleveland when he had seven catches for 161 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown.
"They play a lot of man coverage. They play zone as well, but it's going to be a good battle out there on the outside," Johnson told Detroit reporters. "We've just got to be able to go out there and execute, run good routes and get ourselves open. The quarterback's got to deliver us the ball on time and where it needs to be."
- RB Bernard Scott was not on crutches but was still in a walking boot as he tries to come back from turf toe on his left foot. He did not practice on Thursday and his status for Sunday's game against Detroit is doubtful.
- RB Cedric Benson had his second straight day of full participation and will start on Sunday. He has missed the last two games with a hip flexor injury.
- DT Domata Peko did not practice for the second straight day as he recovers from a knee injury suffered two weeks ago against Oakland. He is expected to practice on Friday and play against Detroit.
- DT Orien Harris did not practice on Thursday due to illness. He was a healthy inactive last Sunday and is expected to be inactive this week.
- C Jonathan Luigs did not practice for a second straight day because of a back injury. He is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game.