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Calvin Johnson and 7 NFL Players Who Have Carried Their Teams on Their Backs
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There’s no getting around it: The game of football is a team effort. The success of a single individual should never take precedence over the success of the team.

Sometimes, though, there’s something that’s simply off with a team that keeps it from functioning as a cohesive unit.

In cases such as those, it falls upon one or two players to step up the game and take their effort to the next level to help keep their team competitive. In these cases it’s still not about the individual, but about the overall success of the team.

Over the next seven slides, we’ll take a look at some players who have done more than just stepping up for their team this season.

They’ve pretty much carried the team on their backs; whatever success the team has found has been due in large part to these guys and their efforts on the field.

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