Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/14

DETROIT - AUGUST 23: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions motions on the line across from Eric Wright #24 the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on August 23, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson was 10 years old when Jerry Rice set the NFL record in 1995 for receiving yards in a season. Johnson says hes never met Rice, never talked to him and really hasnt gone back to study tape of the indisputable greatest receiver in football history. But with 182 yards in the Detroit Lions final two games, Johnson will surpass Rices single-season mark. Rice has come out and praised the man they call Megatron, but Rice has also made it clear that deep down he doesnt the record broken. Who would? Johnson said. Youve got NFL records, those are big. What Rice accomplished that season helped the San Francisco 49ers to an 11-5 record and a division championship. He caught 122 passes for 1,848 yards and 15 touchdowns. The circumstances are much different for Johnson. The Lions are in the midst of a terribly disappointing 4-10 season heading into Saturday nights game against Atlanta at Ford Field in Detroit. Johnson has 106 catches for 1,667 yards, but o...
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