Found December 21, 2011 on
The facts are in. Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson has had an absolute monster of a season, and now aims to put his name in both the Lions’ record book and the NFL’s. Johnson got into the Lions’ record book last week, as his 214 receiving yards were the third highest total in Lions’ history.
The monster day he had in Oakland wasn’t that surprising to Lions fans, who know the caliber of player Johnson can be. As the year goes on, Johnson’s numbers continue to pile up, and now they give him a shot at history.
This season, Johnson has racked up the following numbers:
NFL rank: 4th
Lions record: 123 (Herman Moore, 1995)
NFL rank: 2nd
Lions record: 1,686 (Herman Moore, 1995)
NFL rank: 2nd
Lions record: 15 (Cloyce Box, 1952)
Johnson is also in the top ten this year in targets (4th), yards per reception (t-10th), and catches of more than 20 yards (2nd).
While Calvin will not come close to Moore’s 123 catches this year, the Lions’ tou...
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Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was named to Pro Bowl after receiving 1,180,777 votes, fourth most of any NFL Player.
Receiver Calvin Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Detroit Lions to a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the team announced today.
Lions coaches and players noted that it took a total team effort to mount a massive comeback victory at Oakland. But receiver Calvin Johnson was singled out Wednesday for his exceptional contribution to that effort.
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson named NFC Player of the Week after nine receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns against Oakland earlier this week.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroits pro sports teams have a history of player combinations who rank with some of the greats in their sports, and the Lions could be adding to it.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are building a resume as a quarterback-receiver pair that one day might have a place with Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars of the Pistons, Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell of the Tigers...
Johnson received more than 1 million votes, to trail only three star quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost his spot as the top vote-getter at his position.
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Calvin Johnson got most of the attention Sunday at Oakland -- how could he not? -- but SI.com's Peter King also was enamored with Matthew Stafford's effort in the Lions' 28-27 comeback win. Maybe it's because Stafford took King's call in the locker room. Anyway, King wrote in part:
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham and San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee have been selected as the NFC's top players for Week 15 of the NFL season.