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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