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Calvin Johnson passes Jerry Rice, first to 2,000 yards?

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12:10 AM ET 12.23 | As we enter the final two weeks of the NFL season, three records are in danger of falling to current players hot on the tail of NFL legends. One of those records was broken on Saturday and it's likely going to be shattered in the final week of the year. Calvin Johnson eclipsed Jerry Rice's 1995 single season record of 1,848 yards on Saturday against the Falcons. But the journey is far from over for the man they call Megatron. While Johnson was chasing Rice's record, he is also trying to become the first NFL receiver to ever eclipse the 2,000 yard mark in a single season. WIth one game left to go in the season, at the very least Johnson will put some distance between himself and Rice, who is now in second place.

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Calvin Johnson, AP Photo/Rick Osentoski Calvin Johnson, AP Photo/Rick Osentoski
December 23, 2012  02:18 PM ET

There is not even a matter of IF! It's just gonna happen! Stafford will throw it to Calvin 30 times if he has to.

December 23, 2012  02:48 PM ET
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There is not even a matter of IF! It's just gonna happen! Stafford will throw it to Calvin 30 times if he has to.

108 yards to go he's gotten that in 11 of 15 games this season

December 23, 2012  02:49 PM ET
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There is not even a matter of IF! It's just gonna happen! Stafford will throw it to Calvin 30 times if he has to.

I wouldn't be so sure.

Keep in mind he'll be facing a Bears team that held him to 34 yards earlier this season.

December 23, 2012  02:59 PM ET
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There is not even a matter of IF! It's just gonna happen! Stafford will throw it to Calvin 30 times if he has to.

Exactly, new passing and receiving records are bound to be broken in this year and the coming years, because teams pass more than ever in history. When Jerry Rice played the 49ers passed approx. 30 times per game, while most teams nowadays throw approx. 45 times per game.

December 23, 2012  03:03 PM ET

Wow, he's with a lousy Team!!

December 23, 2012  03:08 PM ET

The record is the only thing the Lions hang their helmets on this year.

December 23, 2012  03:11 PM ET
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The record is the only thing the Lions hang their helmets on this year.

Kinda like the Barry Sanders years

<sigh>

December 23, 2012  03:57 PM ET
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Wow, he's with a lousy Team!!

And stupid...read Logan. Who kneels down on the 4 yard line on a free kick?

December 23, 2012  04:22 PM ET

They will be back in the hunt next season they need to fill holes in the OL Secondary and find a mail carrying RB and get rid of the problem children okay maybe they'll be lucky to be respectable but when your +/- in turnovers goes from +20 to -25 you are not going to have a good year no matter how well the players perform

December 23, 2012  04:57 PM ET

Damn GGGGGGGGMen and Jets!!!

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December 23, 2012  05:02 PM ET

The LIONS are not bad of a team they need a running game.

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December 23, 2012  06:13 PM ET

He will get 2,000 yards............




What else do the Lions have to play for ????




It will be their Super Bowl.........

December 23, 2012  06:26 PM ET
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Two sucky teams!

I must agree!!! at least I dont hide like DJ does!!!

December 23, 2012  06:29 PM ET
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He will get 2,000 yards............What else do the Lions have to play for ????It will be their Super Bowl.........

Looks like you put some bad Irish luck on the GGGGGGGGGGMen and Jets today!!! I knew I shouldnt have eaten those Lucky Charms!!!

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December 23, 2012  07:00 PM ET
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I have to give you credit for taking the criticism. DJ is just a coward.

I cant believe Chicos team will win the division!!! Hail To The Redskins!!!

 
December 23, 2012  07:01 PM ET

Elite Flacco!!

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