Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson dazzles everyone with his 329 yard game
That was pretty much evident on Sunday when the Detroit Lions faced the Dallas Cowboys. With 329 yards, he was just 7 yards behind the current NFL record for received yards in a single game. Johnson was playing a dominant game there wasn’t much the Cowboys could do to contain him.
‘‘It was definitely an aggressive mindset going into the game with the play calls and everything,’’ he said. ‘‘The whole week, it was that kind of mentality and it definitely carried over.’’
But that didn’t keep others from expressing their awe over his performance. Fellow wide receiver Nate Burleson, out with multiple fractures to his arm sustained when he heroically tried to save pizza from falling on car floor during an accident wasn’t shy to express his opinions.
‘‘He’s a living legend. I'm not going to pat myself on the back but I feel like I've been telling everybody how great he is for a long time, ever since I got on the team,” he said. “I'm just glad that everybody’s able to share in moments like this.’’
And he wasn’t the only one to commend him. Guard Rob Sims agreed that Calvin definitely did not boast and let his actions speak for his performance.
‘‘The greatest. The dude is amazing. The guy doesn’t say anything,’’ he said. ‘‘He lets his hands do the talking. The guy is unreal, he’s a great person, a great teammate and I am happy I have the opportunity to play with him in my career.’’
With Johnson on the loose, the field was his playground. Even with other teammates lagging, his game compensated for them. He dominated the Cowboys and they seemed helpless to contain him. He made an 87 yard gain from a short slant and then quarterback Matthew Stafford passed him right which ended in a touchdown. Stafford said that Johnson was certainly one who didn’t miss a catch.
‘‘The guy goes up and makes a freak-show catch. He does it all the time. The best thing about that dude is how humble he is and how much of a team player he is,” he said. “I can’t express it enough to you guys. I say it, you guys don’t really know it because you’re not in the locker room with him.’’