A 26-yard 4th-quarter reception against the Atlanta Falcons gave Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson 1871 yards on the season, a new NFL record. UPDATE: He ended the night with 1892. The original record was 1848 yards by Jerry Rice in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers. Megatron led the NFL in receiving yards last year with 1681 and led the NFL in receiving scores in 2008 as well, catching 12 on an 0-16, Rod Marinelli-coached team.
Against the Falcons, Calvin also set an NFL record with 4 straight games of 10 or more receptions. He also set a record for most consecutive 100-yard games with 8. He also tied Dallas Cowboys WR great Michael Irvin’s record with 11 100-yard games in a season. If Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson breaks the rushing yardage record, it will be the first time since 1932 both the rushing and receiving yardage records have fallen in the same year.
The Lions finish the season with one more game next Sunday in front of the home crowd at Ford Field, hosting the Chicago Bears. The Bears have won two straight in the rivalry.
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