By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The slumping Detroit Lions are rallying around Calvin Johnson, hoping he breaks Jerry Rice's NFL record for yards receiving in a season.
"It's definitely something that I take joy in that my teammates are right behind me on this thing," Johnson said Thursday after catching footballs from a machine in a post-practice drill. "They want me to get it as much as I want to get it."
The Lions (4-9) don't have much else to root for this year, entering Sunday's game at Arizona (4-9) in a matchup of teams tied for the worst record in the NFC. Detroit has dropped five straight and will finish the season with a losing record one year after winning 10 games and breaking the team's 11-year postseason drought.
That leave Johnson's shot to make history a potential source of pride for the Lions.
"We have to hang our hat on something this year," Lions center Dominic Raiola said. "I think it would be awesome for him to do it. I'd lo...