Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/22/12
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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 receptions for 225 yards, giving him 1,892 thi...
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