ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Life went on as normal for Calvin Johnson the past two days. Sure, he had the second-most receiving yards in a game in NFL history against Dallas on Sunday.
But that 329-yard performance? Nah, didn’t change much for him.
“Just business as usual,” Johnson said Tuesday before leaving the locker room for the Lions’ off week. “Nothing’s changed.”
He said he hasn’t heard from anyone and life, well, has remained fairly normal.
Others in the Detroit locker room are still wowed by everything that happened Sunday during Detroit’s come-from-behind 31-30 win over Dallas, from Johnson’s huge day to the last-minute comeback the Lions put together capped by Matthew Stafford’s touchdown leap.
“That was, yeah man, still kind of speechless,” receiver Kris Durham said. “That was impressive. Took some balls to pull that one off.”
The final drive has been played over and over on TV the past 48 hours -- so much so, that if a Detroit player turns on the television, there is something still going on about the Cowboys-Lions game, from Dallas receiver Dez Bryant’s sideline conversations to Johnson’s play to the final drive in the final two minutes.
It is pretty much everywhere.
“It’s still crazy to watch,” center Dominic Raiola said. “Never get tired of watching it.”
Part of it came because of Johnson, who finished off his massive day with two catches on Detroit’s final drive. The sheer numbers he put together remain staggering.
Especially when one considers the point of Detroit coach Jim Schwartz -- that Johnson could have had more yards. He had at least one hand on both of the targets he did not grab against the Cowboys, one falling to the turf and another intercepted after it bounced off his hands.
That it doesn’t seem to be effecting Johnson might be what his teammates appreciate about him most of all.
“He’s the same guy. Even keeled,” Durham said. “Doesn’t get too high, doesn’t get too low.
"Guy just is the same."