Calvin Johnson named NFC offensive player of the week

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The Lions became the last team in the NFL to win a game when they beat the Bears in Week Six and they did it with a lot of help from wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Johnson caught six passes for 166 yards and caught a six-yard touchdown pass with 21 seconds to play to put the Lions up 34-31. The Bears would rally for a game-tying field goal, but Johnson’s 57-yard catch in overtime set the Lions up for Matt Prater’s game-winning kick.

As a result of his exploits, Johnson has been named the NFC’s offensive player of the week. It’s the fourth time that Johnson has been so honored, leaving him behind only Barry Sanders for most among Lions players.

Johnson’s performance was his best of a 2015 season that saw him average less than 10 yards per catch between the second and fourth weeks of the season. Getting more games like it would be a significant boost to the Lions’ chances of adding to their win total in the weeks to come.

8 responses to “Calvin Johnson named NFC offensive player of the week

  1. I’m glad they won Sunday so they’ll be less crabby when my team visits this weekend — it seems like my team hasn’t won in Detroit in a zillion years.

  2. Seems like it’s always someone getting NFC “something or other” of the week after they play the Bears. Coincidence?

  3. corporatemediaprostitute says:
    Oct 21, 2015 10:13 AM
    Lest we forget, the Leos beat Seattle. The Hawks are a 1 – 5 team.


    If we go down that theory then lest we forget, the Leos ONLY won their first game because of an officiating blunder. The record still stands at 1-5.

  4. Actually the officiating blunder cost them a td. Calvin never touched that DB on Tate’s second td. Should’ve won in regulation. Tate’s first td was not an int hence the overturned call on review. He wasn’t going to the ground so the play is dead when he crossed into the end zone. Read the rules dork

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