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DETROIT (AP) -- Matt Ryan got what he wanted.
Calvin Johnson was forced to settle for what he could get.
Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Roddy White, to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the Detroit Lions 31-18 Saturday night and earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
"It's great," Ryan said. "Our confidence is high and our experience -- good and bad -- has helped us. The key is to keep the focus where it's been."
In yet another loss, Johnson had a record-breaking night.
Johnson broke Jerry Rice's NFL single-season yards receiving mark of 1,848. After making the record-breaking catch in the fourth quarter, Johnson jogged over to the sideline and handed the football to his father.
"That was a very special moment," he said.
Johnson also became the only player with 100 yards receiving in eight straight games and the first with 10 receptions in four games in a row in league history. He had 11 rece...
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Calvin Johnson wants to see better play out of his teammates in their remaining two games after a six-game losing streak.
Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s NFL record of 1,848 yards receiving in a season on Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons. Needing only 182 yards coming into the game, Johnson caught 10 passes for 204 yards. Megatron, with 1,892 receiving yards on the season, needs 108 yards against the Bears to reach the 2,000 mark.Johnson said his teammates were telling him how many yards he...
Although the result of the game was one the Lions will want to forget, wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a game he’ll remember forever.
Detroit’s star has had one of the greatest seasons in league history, and his efforts will put #81 in the record book in more than one place. In Saturday night’s game, Johnson broke not only Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record, but...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught 11 more
passes for 225 yards earlier tonight against the Atlanta Falcons, giving the Pro
Bowler 1,892 yards on the season and putting him over Jerry Rice’s record for
most receiving yards in a single season.
Johnson broke Rice’s record with under four minutes to go in
the fourth quarter of last night’s game. Following the...
DETROIT Sorry, Jerry Rice, you have one fewer NFL record.
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson surpassed Rice for the most receiving yards in a season with a brilliant performance Saturday night in a 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field.
Johnson broke the record on a 26-yard reception with 2:57 remaining in the game to give him 1,871 yards on the...
Tweet Since Jerry Rice hauled in 122 passes for 1,848 yards in 1995 his yardage total has stood as the benchmark for single-season receiving yards in NFL history. On Saturday Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson continued to make a mockery of the “Madden Curse” by topping the 100-yard mark for the eleventh time [...]
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have gotten quite a return on the 132 million, eight-year investment they made in Calvin Johnson nine months ago.
"He's not trying to live up to a contract," Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said Sunday. "Personal records are great, and we certainly celebrate the season Calvin that has had, but it hasn't translated to...
Adrian Peterson‘s pursuit of Eric Dickerson‘s single-season rushing record seemed to be all the rage as this NFL season slowly wound down. The chase was so captivating that it even overshadowed some other notable quests. Not anymore, though.
Calvin Johnson stole the attention from Peterson on Saturday night as a season full of hardship, defeat and a whole boatload of receptions...
Let’s take a look back at some of the things that stood out from Week 16 in the National Football League! So Tim Tebow gets flack for telling the coaching staff to not put him in the “Wildcat formation” after he was passed over for the 3rd string quarterback and people are complaining?
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's all-time single-season receiving record of 1,848 yards set in 1995 with a 26-yard catch and run with less than four minutes remaining in the Lions' 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.
"It's a huge accomplishment to take one of those records from the great Jerry," Johnson told ESPN...
Week 16 got off to a record-breaking start with Calvin Johnson eclipsing Jerry Rice’s decades-old single-season record for receiving yards. His Lions lost, however, to the surging Falcons.
The rest of the Week 16 slate features a few duds but mostly pivotal games that will have a big impact on the playoff picture.
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
Falcons-Lions Date: Saturday...
The Atlanta Falcons came out roaring in their Saturday night game against the Lions. The Falcons took a 21-3 lead and held on to win 31-18. A regular season win is nice but more significant is that the Falcons have clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
On a night where Calvin Johnson would break Jerry Rice's individual single season receiving yard...