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Calvin Johnson can tie Cris Carter’s record

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Picking on Cris Carter has become a recreational sport in Detroit, with Matthew Stafford and coordinator Gunther Cunningham recently pointing out the folly of Carter’s anti-Calvin Johnson stance.

Johnson can get the best revenge on Carter the next two weeks without saying a word. He could erase Carter’s name from the record books.  (Well, at least for one record.)

Megatron can tie Carter as the only receiver in NFL history with two scores in four straight games if Johnson scores twice on Sunday against Dallas.  Do it again next week, and Johnson will have the record to himself, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“I think the biggest thing that makes [Johnson] play at such a high level is he’s so receptive and he’s willing to learn,” receiver Nate Burleson said.

We’re not even sure whether Johnson has taken the “next step” this year. He was already pretty awesome, but now the rest of his team is catching up with him.

Whatever the reason for the increased attention, Calvin’s name needs to be mentioned along with Larry Fitzgerald and that other Johnson in Houston as one of the truly elite wideouts in the game.

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16 Responses to “Calvin Johnson can tie Cris Carter’s record”
  1. bigwhitey says: Oct 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    Calvin Johnson=Best WR in football.

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 2, 2011 10:47 AM

    He will get his two touchdowns. Even if the Cowboys receivers were “better” and they aren’t, not many receivers in the NFL are as big, physical and fast as Johnson. SO even if the Cowboys defenders were capable of covering better WR’s than Johnson, which they are not, they have no idea how to deal with somebody with the physical stature of CJ.

  3. kaveech says: Oct 2, 2011 10:48 AM

    Good Luck Cal, I like the way you let your play do all the talking. Unlike Cris Carter, TO, Ocho, Crabtree, Edwards, Moss (who’s play did a lot of talking too), and the other “diva” receivers. I think the last guy to stay humble named Barry had a pretty good career there. Stay healthy and keep doing your thing big play CJ!

  4. isphet71 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:50 AM

    I just laugh as Megatron continues to make anyone that talks about him look stupid.

  5. jpb12 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:53 AM

    Bad teams lose focus on crap like this.

  6. tallguyme says: Oct 2, 2011 10:56 AM

    Cris Carter looks like the eagle on The Muppet Show.

  7. rugdog100 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:57 AM

    Nothing but FGs for the Kitty Cats against Dallas.

  8. rugdog100 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:01 AM

    Gregg,

    Carter’s name would still be in the record book, just not in the #1 spot.

  9. melikefootball says: Oct 2, 2011 11:42 AM

    I bet Carter is rooting against this, he will have to eat crow, you know he can’t stand that.

  10. tiproast says: Oct 2, 2011 12:58 PM

    C. Johnson, L. Fitzgerald and A. Johnson are mentioned as the elite receivers.

    But no mention of the guy who is leading the league in receptions and yardage.

  11. turdfurgerson68 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:10 PM

    MEGATRON!!! Record or not, he’s a beast. Good luck trying to contain him Dallas….you won’t.

  12. jjrs89 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:57 PM

    Cris Carter looks like a California raisin

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:22 PM

    he really does look like a california raisin lmao.

    And yes, Calvin is better and broke YOUR record, Mr. All I Did Was Catch Touchdowns.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:23 PM

    tiproast says: Oct 2, 2011 12:58 PM

    C. Johnson, L. Fitzgerald and A. Johnson are mentioned as the elite receivers.

    But no mention of the guy who is leading the league in receptions and yardage.

    ———–

    Because no one cares about dinking and dunking.

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 2:04 AM

    Cowboys fans, Lions haters, Calvin haters — THAT WAS FOR YOU.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 2:04 AM

    Calvin haters including Cris Carter lmao

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