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Lions' Johnson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

Calvin Johnson received some recognition from the NFL this week after his best performance in nearly two years.

With six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown, Johnson was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6.

Johnson caught three passes of 39-plus yards in the Lions' 37-34 overtime win over the Bears Sunday at Ford Field. His 57-yard reception in overtime set up Matt Prater's game-winning field goal, and his 6-yard touchdown gave the Lions a lead with 21 seconds left in regulation.

Johnson's 166 receiving yards marked his best effort since he had 179 on Nov. 17, 2013 in a loss to the Steelers. This is Johnson's fourth offensive player of the week award, tying him with Barry Sanders for the most in Lions history.

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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6.