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Lions coaches and players noted that it took a total team effort to mount a massive comeback victory at Oakland. But receiver Calvin Johnson was singled out Wednesday for his exceptional contribution to that effort.
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The facts are in. Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson has had an absolute monster of a season, and now aims to put his name in both the Lions’ record book and the NFL’s. Johnson got into the Lions’ record book last week, as his 214 receiving yards were the third highest total in Lions’ history.
The monster day he had in Oakland wasn’t that surprising to Lions...
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was named to Pro Bowl after receiving 1,180,777 votes, fourth most of any NFL Player.
Receiver Calvin Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Detroit Lions to a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the team announced today.
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson named NFC Player of the Week after nine receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns against Oakland earlier this week.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports. Johnson caught nine passes for a career-high 214 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the game's final minute. Johnson is headed towards a second straight Pro Bowl in 2011, setting career-highs with 81 receptions...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroits pro sports teams have a history of player combinations who rank with some of the greats in their sports, and the Lions could be adding to it.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are building a resume as a quarterback-receiver pair that one day might have a place with Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars of the Pistons, Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell of the Tigers...
Even when pulling out all the stops, foes can't stop Lions' star receiver.
Johnson received more than 1 million votes, to trail only three star quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost his spot as the top vote-getter at his position.
Towering practice-field tool assembled last summer is designed to approximate a jumbo-sized receiver with jaw-dropping jumping ability, just like Lions' Calvin Johnson.
Calvin Johnson got most of the attention Sunday at Oakland -- how could he not? -- but SI.com's Peter King also was enamored with Matthew Stafford's effort in the Lions' 28-27 comeback win. Maybe it's because Stafford took King's call in the locker room. Anyway, King wrote in part:
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham and San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee have been selected as the NFC's top players for Week 15 of the NFL season.