Johnson, Talib, Masthay named NFC players of the week

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib and Packers punter Tim Masthay have been named the NFC players of the week.

Johnson won his first career offensive player of the week award for his nine-catch, 101-yard, three-touchdown effort in Detroit’s 37-25 win against Washington. It’s Johnson’s first player of the week award, and the first player of the week award for a Lions wide receiver since Germane Crowell in 1999. (What? You mean Charles Rogers never won it?)

Talib won the defensive player of the week award after he had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 38-35 win at Arizona. Talib is second in the NFL with five interceptions this season, and this was his first player of the week award.

Masthay punted eight times and landed five inside the 20-yard line in the Packers’ 9-0 win at the New York Jets on Sunday. Thanks to Masthay’s hang time, the Jets didn’t have any punt return yardage in the game.

10 responses to “Johnson, Talib, Masthay named NFC players of the week

  1. Sweet!!! Congrats to both Talib and Johnson. Now in December we can have a good battle between the two. Just stay healthy everybody.

  2. Seems like a lot of Packer players winning the weekly award this year.Hmmmm,maybe we are not as bad a team as alot of people think.

  3. No C-Rog never won it. Neither did Roy Williams, Mike Williams or any other of the cast of thousands Detroit has had over the last 10 yrs.
    Tuff to get an offensive award when your team only puts up 1 td a week. But that is starting to change haters.

  4. How did Brandon Banks not win it for Special Teams? I am a Lions fan, and Banks was unstoppable on Sunday.

  5. I hope this punter can maintain some degree of consistency. These punts were all drivekillers, outdoors, and mostly against the wind. He altered his style to “rugby” style, whatever that is. I don’t know if he did it with or without the approval of his coach, but it sure as hell worked.

  6. And how did Suh (or even Corey Williams) not win the defensive award? Do they not give the awards to players on the same team? That was about as dominating a performance as you’ll see from a DT.

  7. TwoCents22 says:
    November 3, 2010 4:36 PM
    How did Brandon Banks not win it for Special Teams? I am a Lions fan, and Banks was unstoppable on Sunday.
    Great…and how did that help his team win? Oh right, they lost.
    Masthay was unbelieveable in that game. Probably the best punting performance of the season and a huge reason why Green Bay was able to go into the Meadowlands and skunk “the best team in football”.

  8. All the electric Redskins rookie free agent from Kansas State did was produce 271 yards on returns at Detroit, breaking the franchise record set by NFL all-time record holder Brian Mitchell. Among those returns was a 96-yard touchdown. And Banks, whose other returns led to 15 of Washington’s other 18 points, had a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown nullified by a penalty.

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