Megatron, Abraham, Lee named NFC players of the week

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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, Falcons defensive end John Abraham and 49ers punter Andy Lee have been named the NFC’s players of the week for Week 15.

Johnson had a career-high 214 receiving yards in the Lions’ come-from-behind 28-27 victory over the Raiders. Johnson gave the Lions their first score with a 51-yard catch in the first quarter, and he gave the Lions their only lead of the game when he caught a six-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds left.

The Lions have now won an NFL-record four games in which they trailed by 13 or more points, and in three of those four comeback wins, big plays by Johnson late in the game were the difference. Memo to NFL defensive coordinators: If you have a fourth-quarter lead against the Lions, it’s probably a good idea to make sure Megatron is covered.

Abraham beat Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert like a rented mule in Thursday night’s blowout victory. Abraham had 3.5 sacks, hit Gabbert three other times, and was about as dominant as a defensive player can be. Abraham now has 8.5 sacks this season and is closing in on the seventh double-digit sack season of his NFL career.

Lee helped the 49ers win the field position battle against the Steelers all night on Monday. He averaged 47.5 yards on his six punts, and landed four inside the 20-yard line without ever having a touchback. Of his two that didn’t go inside the 20, one went 62 yards and the other went 57 yards. Lee’s net average of 44.1 yards a punt this season leads the league by more than a full yard.

20 responses to “Megatron, Abraham, Lee named NFC players of the week

  1. When did it become Shady McCoy? Just an honest question, I remember him being LeSean….or am I mistaken on this? Is it a different cat, or the same guy? Or is Shady just a nickname….

  2. I think Aldon Smith, THE DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, (in my eyes) should be on here instead of Abraham. Smith had a great game against one of the best teams in the leaugue.

  3. “Memo to NFL defensive coordinators: If you have a fourth-quarter lead against the Lions, it’s probably a good idea to make sure Megatron is covered.”

    how does one cover the uncoverable???

  4. Man I kinda hate that we played the Jags on Thursday – their weak O-Line gave up 3.5 sacks to Abraham! That’s going to mask the fact that Abe has had a poor season. He only had 5 sacks coming into the game. We haven’t been getting pressure all year on opposing qb’s. Ray Edwards (3.5 sacks) looks like a stiff bust imo. Now I see why the Vikes let him walk so easy. Kroy Biermann (2 sacks) is just not good either. Atleast he’s getting tv time on “Real Housewives of Atlanta”..smh

  5. Megatron was held and even tackled in that game to keep him from catching the ball. They played deep cover two and he still beat them deep in the fourth quarter. What teams are discovering is the Matt Stafford is the real deal. He was picking that defense apart with Pettigrew, Young, and Nate. All could have had a TD but Pettigrew dropped one. Its no coincidence the Lions and CJ slumped when Stafford played with s broken finger. Stafford is proving that if he stays healthy the lions can have a great year and yet Peyton Manning is getting more talk about MVP than Stafford. CJ

  6. Way to go Megatron!

    Now… if we can just get a few others to CATCH passes also…. we wouldn’t be down 13+ at half time!

    Now is the time for our D to gel and destroy!

    GO LIONS!!!

  7. And why didn’t the Raiders select Calvin in the first round. Oh That’s right the raiders needed a QB Jamarcus Buster at the time and now he is a superstar remote couch flipper on Sundays these days.

    Still squandering the Raiders big payday.

    Good call Al everyone told ya he Jamarcus Buster was overrated.

  8. Stop calling him Megatron and start calling him ROBOCOP!!!!

    ROBOCOP was Detroit native and did great things for the City of Detroit. Unlike Megatron who was built in Japan!!!

    Think about it

  9. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked on Lee, but when the punter is your stand-out player, it means to punt a lot.

  10. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked on Lee, but when the punter is your stand-out player, it means you punt a lot.

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