GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions breaks away from Tramon Williams #38 of the Green Bay Packers after catching a pass at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The final game ball of the regular season is once again a two-part post. This is because, once again, Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson both played well enough to be deserving of a game ball. This week we will start with Johnson.
Johnson was seemingly able to get open on every other play despite, you know, being considered the best receiver in the game. Stafford went to him quite a bit, and by day's end at Lambeau Field, Johnson had 11 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown. That was good for an average of 22.2 yards per catch. As pointed out by Elfuego51 in the comments, Johnson had more receiving yards in this game alone than 17 teams had passing yards in Week 17. That is flat out ridiculous.
On the season, Johnson finished first in the NFL in receiving yards with 1,681. He had 96 catches and 16 touchdowns. He averaged one touchdown and 105 yards a game. Not too shabby.