"Calvin wasn't one of our 46 (active players) today," he said following the game. "You can't say he affected the outcome, he wasn't one of the guys on the field. We had 46 guys on the field and those were the guys that affected the outcome of the game."
Maybe Schwartz was trying to convey that since the Lions had lost 21 straight games to Green Bay in Wisconsin before Sunday, having Johnson in the game wouldn't have changed who won?
Surely he's not trying to say that missing one of the NFL's best wide receivers didn't impact how the game was played.
Even Green Bay's players noticed the difference.
"It definitely changes their offense," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "He's a dynamic player, one of the top five players in the league, and not having him out there definitely helped our cause."