Found December 27, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
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To call the 2012 season a disappointment for the Detroit Lions would be an understatement. They appeared to be a team on the rise following last years playoff appearance. It seems the only player who bothered to really show up this season was Calvin Johnson, who just set a NFL record for receiving yards in [...]
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