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Calvin Johnson wins NFC Offensive Player of the Month award

Lions wideout Calvin Johnson was a dominant force in the month November to earn honors as the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.


Following a four-game stretch where he dominated opposing cornerbacks, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson picked up the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award for November, according to

Johnson tallied three of his four touchdowns through the air in the month, and racked up a whopping 619 yards receiving to outpace all other players at his position over the same span. Although the Lions were only able to win one of their four games in November, Johnson's play was a big reason why Detroit had a viable shot to pull out a victory in the fourth quarter each time. In addition to posting a 154.8 yards per game average, the 6'5 wideout became the first receiver since Andre Johnson four years ago to record three straight games with at least 140 yards.

Just the second Detroit Lions player to ever win an NFC Offensive Player of the Month award, Johnson now joins former Hall of Famer tailback Barry Sanders in the team's official record book. Sanders brought home three consecutive awards over his record-breaking campaign in 1997, in a year where he would later go on to set a new NFL rushing record with 2,053 yards.