Johnson, Suh make All-Pro team
The Detroit Lions didn’t make the playoffs and fired their coach, but they have as many first-team All-Pro players as the top seeds in both the NFC and the AFC.
Receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh were named Friday to the Associated Press’ top squad of NFL players.
The Seattle Seahawks (NFC) and Denver Broncos (AFC) also put two players on the first-team.
It’s the third straight year that Johnson has been so honored. He finished third in the league with 1,492 receiving yards despite missing two games with injuries.
Suh, who was also named first-team All-Pro during his rookie year in 2010, had 5 1/2 sacks this season, including a sack.
The last time two Lions made All-Pro in the same season was 1997 when running back Barry Sanders and receiver Herman Moore were both selected.