Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/23/12

BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 13: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Lions 48-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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 enough wins. "We need more help around him." That's a fact. The Lions (4-11) have lost seven straight, the league's longest active skid, after reaching .500 at the midway mark of a disappointing season. During the losing streak, Johnson has been perhaps Detroit's only bright spot. He broke Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 in Saturday night's 31-18 loss to Atlanta. "It's an accomplishment that took a lot of work," Johnson said. "You can't take that thing away." Schwartz said Johnson hasn't racked up yards in blowouts because Detroit hasn't had many of them in a season filled with closely contested l...
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