Stop the presses: A 329-yard game is enough to earn NFC offensive player of the week honors.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, whose 329-yard performance in a win over the Cowboys was second in NFL history, has received the award for Week Eight.
I’ve been tweeting Megatron stats all week, so let me just pass along three good ones:
– Johnson caught 87.5% of the passes thrown to him on Sunday, for 20.6 yards per attempt.
– Calvin Johnson has 440 receiving yards in the last six quarters. Charles Rogers had 440 receiving yards in his NFL career. The Lions took both receivers with the No. 2 overall pick.
– Megatron has 200+ yards six times in his last 27 games, counting the playoffs. No one else in NFL history has six career 200-yard games. Randy Moss had 200 yards once in 226 career games. Larry Fitzgerald has never had 200 yards in 154 career games. Marvin Harrison never had 200 yards in 206 career games. Cris Carter never had 200 yards in 233 career games. Tim Brown never had 200 yards in 295 career games.
Johnson may be playing the receiver position right now better than anyone has ever played it.