Originally written December 22, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson made history on Saturday by breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. Johnson had 11 catches for 225 yards in 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, giving him 1,892 yards on the season. Rice’s mark of 1,848 yards in 1995 was the previous record. Johnson broke the record on the play seen above. Though he needed just four yards to pass Rice, he gained more than enough on the play to put himself in the record books. No one can ever take away what Calvin Johnson accomplished this year and he is considered one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game. NFL fans will continue to monitor to see if Calvin Johnson can break the mark of 2,000 yards. Of course, Megatron left the field unhappy because the Lions lost the game but his personal achievement was amazing. That is the type of player Calvin Johnson is. If his team doesn’t win, he won’t be happy. Any person starting an NFL franchise should look at Megatron as a huge team a...
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