“Oh man, you don’t even understand, getting that ‘Victory Monday,’ we felt like we had three days off just because we got to sleep in on Monday, which was a long day, so that was good. I was just chilling and then the same thing on Tuesday. I just relaxed, slept in and stayed off my feet.
“A big part of the Green Bay game was our defense. It was definitely a defensive battle the whole game because the game was 7-3, so yeah, it was a battle. Our defense held strong the whole game. I’m definitely proud of those guys. A big play in the end zone, stopped them from scoring a touchdown and that was a big momentum swing and we were able to stay on the field long enough. We saw we weren’t doing too much on offense, but one thing that we wanted to do was stay on the field long enough to give the defense a break. They were playing so well.
“Against their defense, one thing that we were working on is running the ball. We had a season-high 190 yards running, so that was huge. Mo (Morris) and those guys were leading the way with the run, Stefan (Logan) got some good running yards in there too, but that’s what kept us in the game: running the ball, knocking some time off the clock and we were able to pull it out.
“It’s big having a guy like Stefan. No. 1, his main responsibility is special teams. Every time he’s back there, everyone is tuned in because you never know if he’s going to take it back. At receiver, he’s playing receiver with us the whole season and now he’s doing a lot of stuff in the backfield and he’s good in between the tackles because you can’t really see him.
“A win is a win, no matter how we get it. That’s definitely how I’m looking at it. It was definitely exciting, that was the first time that I beat them and I’ve been here for about four years now. It was big.”
Tags: Calvin Johnson
Posted in Calvin Johnson Blog | 34 Comments »