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Calvin Johnson named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Accolades continue after an off-the-charts month for Megatron

Calvin JohnsonWR Calvin Johnson finished with 155 receiving yards and two touchdowns vs. Cincinnati. (Photo: T. Hurley/Detroit Lions)

Do you want to know how good the last two weeks of October were for Calvin Johnson?

Even though he was limited for one of the three games he was active (three catches for 25 yards), Johnson averaged 169.7 receiving yards per game, the highest in any calendar month in NFL history (minimum three games).

"Just wait until he's 100-percent," said head coach Jim Schwartz after Johnson's 329-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys.

Johnson is also the first wide receiver in NFL history to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Month twice.

MORE NOTES FROM JOHNSON'S AWARD-WINNING MONTH:

  • RECEIVING YARDS IN A SINGLE GAME:Johnson recorded the second-most single-game receiving yards in NFL history with 329 on 14 receptions (23.5 avg) vs Dallas. His 329 yards set a franchise record for most yards in a single game (Cloyce Box [302]  vs. Baltimore October 27, 1950).
    • Johnson's 329 yards are the most by a player in NFL history during a regulation game. WR Flipper Anderson’s NFL record 336-yard game went to overtime, where he recorded 40 yards. Anderson finished regulation with 296 receiving yards.
  • CAREER 200-YARD GAMES: With 329 yards in the Lions’ win over Dallas, Johnson registered his fifth career 200-yard receiving game and tied Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for the most in NFL history.
  • CAREER 100-YARD GAMES: Against Cincinnati, Johnson caught nine passes for 155 yards and scored on touchdowns of 27 and 50 yards. His 155-yard outing was the 35th 100-yard game of his career, which set a Lions career record. The record was previously held by WR Herman Moore (34, 1991-2001). Johnson now has 36 in his career, the third-most in NFL history by a player in his first 100 games.
  • SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS: Not only did Johnson break the franchise record for receiving yards in a single game vs. Dallas, he also tied the team record for receptions in a game with 14. The record was set by Moore vs. Chicago December 4, 1995.
  • 10 RECEPTIONS IN A SINGLE GAME: With 14 receptions vs. Dallas, Johnson has 10 career games with 10-plus receptions, setting a team record (Moore, 9; 1991-2001).
  • CAREER TOUCHDOWNS: With three touchdowns in October, Johnson tied Moore for the second-most total touchdowns in team history. Johnson has 61 receiving touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown during his career for a total of 62.

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