Calvin Johnson Sets Single Season Receiving Yards Record, Surpassing the Great Jerry Rice

Calvin Johnson has surpassed Jerry Rice’s NFL record of 1,848 yards in 1995. He will try to get to 2,000 yards next week. It feels a little hollow for a variety of reasons–the Lions are throwing it more than any team in NFL history, and they have done it primarily while losing games. Still, Calvin Johnson is now right there with the great Jerry Rice, and there’s no doubt who the best receiver in the game is. Too bad he doesn’t have the coach and team around him.

[photo via USA Today Sports Images]


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