Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Johnson named NFC Player of the Month
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson wins the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award, while Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton takes the AFC equivalent.

Calvin Johnson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October for hauling in over 500 receiving yards during the month.

The Detroit Lions wide receiver - nicknamed 'Megatron' - claims the award thanks to his 26 catches, which resulted in 509 yards and three touchdowns. 329 of those yards came during last Sunday's last-gasp win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has taken the AFC Offensive award, having led his team to four wins on the spin.

Dalton completed 89 of 131 passes for 1,246 yards and 11 touchdowns. He threw just three interceptions, totalling a 116.8 passer rating for the month.

Other winners for October were:

AFC Defensive Player of the Month: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts

AFC Special Teams Player of the Month: Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

NFC Defensive Player of the Month: Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys

NFC Special Teams Player of the Month: Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers

Offensive Rookie of the Month: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

Defensive Rookie of the Month: Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals

Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers attempts a field goal out of the hold of Tim Masthay #8 at Soldier Field on December 16, 2012
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