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While fans are calling for the head of Oakland defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan following the Raiders’ collapse Sunday against Detroit — the Lions scored two touchdowns in the last seven-plus minutes of the game, including a breathtaking 98-yard drive sans a timeout to pull out the 28-27 victory — coach Hue Jackson was taking a more diplomatic approach.

Never in the history of the NFL has there been a wide receiver named the MVP, but if there is anyone more deserving to set a new precedent, it would be none other than the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson Jr.

Avril’s been a key factor in helping the Lions reach a point now where a victory against San Diego on Saturday would clinch a playoff spot. That point has been rather unthinkable in recent years, so it’ll be pretty fun to see what the atmosphere of Ford Field looks like this week.

It appears the Chargers aren’t the only team with a little December magic.

Down 13 points with less than eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Detroit produced its latest comeback win of the season against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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