Calvin Johnson gave the Detroit Lions, and their fans, something to cheer about in a disappointing season as Johnson, broke Jerry Rice’s NFL single season yards receiving mark. Johnson also became the only player with 100 yards receiving in 8 straight games and the 1st with 10 receptions in 4 games in a row in league history. He had 11 receptions for 225 yards, giving him 1,892 this season with 1 game left. Rice had 1,848 for the San Francisco 49ers in 1995. Johnson came into the game needing 182 yards to surpass Rice’s record and broke it in the 4th quarter with his 10th catch and putting him over the 200 yard mark in the game. He had more than 100 yards receiving for an 8th straight game, breaking an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995. It was Johnson’s 11th game with 100 yards receiving this season, trying Irvin’s league mark. In the 1st quarter, Johnson surpassed Herman Moore’s single season franchise record of 1,686 yards.
Congratulations to Calvin Johnson for breaking 1 of Jerry Rice’s many receiving records. Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL and proved it by breaking this record. Even though the other teams know the he is getting the ball, nobody has been able to stop him. He has the speed, height and ability to do whatever he wants on the field. With just 1 game left he will be interesting to see if he can get up to 2,000 yards receiving and will be interesting to see what other records he will break in his career.