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Calvin Johnson’s record-setting performance voted Week 16 GMC Moment of the Week

Posted by ttwentyman on December 28, 2012 – 4:38 pm

johnson-body-122212Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been voted the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for his Week 16 record-setting performance against the Atlanta Falcons.

Needing 182 yards to surpass the all-time single-season leader Jerry Rice, Johnson finished the game with 11 catches for 225 yards.

Said NFL.com, “Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice set a number of records many figured would never be broken. However, with a game to spare, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson managed to surpass one of Rice’s most amazing records.

“With 225 yards receiving against the Atlanta Falcons, Johnson set a new single-season receiving yardage record of 1,892 yards, topping Rice’s mark of 1,848 yards set in 1995.”

With one game remaining, Johnson is now shooting to become the first player to record 2,000 receiving yards in a season.


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3 Responses to “Calvin Johnson’s record-setting performance voted Week 16 GMC Moment of the Week”

  1. By muskiebobsr on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hope he makes it. They shut him down their last game. I think the team really needs this game to close the season.

  2. By David Campbell on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Schwartz had one job to do today, that was to get Calvin Johnson over 2000 yards. This is inexcusable. Complete lack of awareness demonstrated toward Calvin Johnson, the team and the fans.

    Matthew Stafford is not demonstrating leadership toward the team, or he himself would have ensured that was number one order of business today.

    You don’t stop trying based on a couple drops. You push it. That opportunity was HISTORIC FOR THE LION ORGANIZATION.

    I am certain under this team cannot win with the Schwartz / Stafford combination. Leadership at the team level MUST come from those two positions. Awareness of the moment is completely lost. The game is not about individual records argument will not hold any merit whatever here. This was a shot a HISTORY for the LIONS and Schwartz and Stafford blew it.

  3. By Joel Dumouchelle on Jan 10, 2013 | Reply

    I really think instead of the wide 9 the defense should go to the 5-2. You rotate Hill, Suh, Fairley, Williams has the DTs over the center and 2 guards and have Avril and Vanden Bosch on the outside. Not even a corner like Deion Sanders can hang with a receiver while the QB is seating in the pocket with no rush. This defensive front would produce a better pass rush on Rodgers and also a better push for the running game to stop Peterson. With Durant, Levy and Tulloch as the rotating LBs would could have a dominant defensive front. You can stop the double team on Suh with Fairley and Williams rushing too. Then our corners wouldn’t look so bad. I do think we need a elite CB in the draft or free agents. I would also like to see a actual FB instead of TEs as FBs so we can get a running game going. The I-formation would help play action a lot more and pressure off of Stafford. No team is afraid of our running game. so load up with a elite FB and that will change. Get rid of Titus Young and start Broyles and Burleson. If you can pick up a big free agent WR I would. I thought they should have picked up Vincent Jackson last year when he was a FA. I know it doesn’t make a difference what I write but that is what I think.

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