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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's Lisa Salters after the game. "All the work that we put in this year, I guess you can say it's well deserved."
Johnson needed 181 receiving yards entering Week 16 to break Rice's record. Johnson caught 11 passes for 225 yards against the Falcons attempt to double team the six-year pro. He now has 1,892 yards this season with the chance to go over 2,000 with one game left to play.
Johnson also tied or broke the record for consecutive 100-yard receiving with eight games along with the record for the most 100-yard games in a season with 11, and consecutive games with at least 10 receptions.
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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.
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Mike Tirico says it all here: “There have been more bizarre, bad, bonehead decisions by Stefan Logan as a returner than I have seen by anyone else as a returner this year.” What are you thinking here? This is just absolutely horrific decision making by Logan, and he should probably be cut in the off-season; literally inexcusable. That play was a microcosm of the Detroit...
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...
There’s a notion floating around right now that Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has lost his team. These assumptions come with no merit, are not based on any tangible evidence and are an inaccurate assessment of the Lions current situation.
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...
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?
Oh boy. Free kick to Lions returnman Stefan Logan. No one near him at the 4 and...he takes a knee. Mike Tirico, becoming more and more boisterous in his old age, sums it up thusly: "Here have been...
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