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Calvin Johnson is October’s offensive player of the month

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October isn’t quite over yet, but the NFL has decided to go ahead and hand out the NFC offensive player of the month award anyway.

The recipient is a guy who had a month’s worth of yardage in one game last Sunday. Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s monster day against the Cowboys was one of the most productive days a receiver has had in the history of the game and that helped make him the choice for the monthly honor even though he missed one of Detroit’s four games during the month.

Johnson had 14 catches for 329 yards and a touchdown against Dallas, pushing his totals for the month to 26 catches for 509 yards and three touchdowns. Randall Liu of the NFL passes along that Johnson’s 169.7 yards per game are the highest of any month, with a minimum of three games, in NFL history and that Johnson is the first wide receiver to win the NFC monthly award multiple times.

Johnson won’t get a chance to get back on the field until Week 10 because the Lions are on a bye this week, but October’s performance has made it clear that a missed week here or there isn’t enough to keep him from finding his way to the top of the heap.

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9 Responses to “Calvin Johnson is October’s offensive player of the month”
  1. 2dmo4 says: Oct 31, 2013 10:23 AM

    You wouldn’t say!!!

  2. commonsensedude says: Oct 31, 2013 10:24 AM

    Sort of an obvious choice.

  3. bucrightoff says: Oct 31, 2013 10:26 AM

    A talent so obvious even Matt Millen couldn’t screw it up.

  4. vikessuperbowlchamps2015 says: Oct 31, 2013 10:47 AM

    Megatron is awesome

  5. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 31, 2013 10:48 AM

    It’s just such a shame that this guy will waste his career like Barry did. I don’t know. Maybe he’ll stick around and eventually sign with a new, more competitive team.

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  6. mmsierra says: Oct 31, 2013 10:50 AM

    NO ! NO! NO!!

    It should be Dez Bryant !!

    How ’bout them Cowboys !!!

  7. otis52gsh says: Oct 31, 2013 12:01 PM

    Matt should be giving his paycheck to Calvin. Without him he is no better than Ponder.

  8. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 31, 2013 1:20 PM

    This was a no brainer. Watching Megatron is a treat. The game is different than it was 50 years ago, but I’ve never seen anyone like him.

  9. crackbubba says: Oct 31, 2013 1:24 PM

    People give him “no chance” to be the GOAT, but he’s breaking all these records for WRs. Jerry never won multiple offensive player of the month awards, but Calvin has done it and his career is just in his prime. I’m not saying Calvin will be the GOAT, but no chance is ridiculous.

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