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Calvin Johnson breaks NFL record for consecutive 100-yard games

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At least the Lions have one good player.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson went over 100 yards in the first half of Saturday night’s game against the Falcons, making it the eighth straight game that Johnson topped 100 receiving yards. That’s a new NFL record.

It’s also Johnson’s 11th 100-yard game this season, which ties an NFL record owned by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. Johnson will have a chance to break that record next week.

Unfortunately, Johnson and kicker Jason Hanson are the only Lions players playing well tonight. The Falcons lead 21-6, and the Lions were booed off Ford Field as they headed to the locker room at halftime.

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37 Responses to “Calvin Johnson breaks NFL record for consecutive 100-yard games”
  1. bleedburgandyandgold says: Dec 22, 2012 10:00 PM

    Congrats Johnson! Only bright spot on a very bad team!

  2. newagerocker says: Dec 22, 2012 10:02 PM

    I hope he breaks Irvin’s record.

  3. #nastyswaggedout says: Dec 22, 2012 10:02 PM

    Yep, one good player. No one else on that roster would make another club…

  4. dirtysouthironmen says: Dec 22, 2012 10:04 PM

    …Lions were booed off Ford Field as they headed to the locker room at halftime….

    Wait Urlacher said only the Bears fans boo their team?

    Someone is wrong here!

  5. canetic says: Dec 22, 2012 10:04 PM

    I’m surprised that’s a record.

  6. rbell2123 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:11 PM

    Stafford is not playing bad either, he has not turned the ball over….

  7. bucslose says: Dec 22, 2012 10:17 PM

    Congrats. But individual achievements during a season like this shouldn’t be celebrated too much. This team was expected to get over the hump this year and they looked awful at times, and failed to make the playoffs.

    Lots of questions for this team going forward. Johnson, hell of a receiver, I hope continues to do well. But if this team does not get to where it should be, I hope to see him else where on a team that can compete for something more than just records.

  8. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 22, 2012 10:18 PM

    And the Lions are losing. What else is new??

  9. mataug says: Dec 22, 2012 10:18 PM

    what a player

  10. EJ says: Dec 22, 2012 10:21 PM

    Calvin Johnson = The most complete receiver.
    Formerly held by Jerry Rice. Michael Irvin was a dominant receiver, but not in the same category as Johnson or Rice. Irvin had one of the most accurate and strong armed QB’s in Aikman, but in the same light Jerry Rice had ultra accurate Joe Montana and the do it all QB in Steve Young.
    Calvin Johnson remains dominant, even though his QB, Stafford is slightly above average, but injured a lot. That is why If Johnson plays out the rest of his career at this same level, then I would make it Johnson, Rice, Irvin, Reed then Sharpe. IMO.

  11. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 22, 2012 10:23 PM

    But his team sucks.

  12. jaggedmark says: Dec 22, 2012 10:34 PM

    How’s that Madden Curse thing working out for those who always cite it?

  13. evilbilly3 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:39 PM

    Congrats are in order, Lions fan or not. Way to go Megatron!!!!

  14. dalucks says: Dec 22, 2012 10:40 PM

    Congratulations to Calvin Johnson.
    However, he did not become Megatron until Cris Carter said he was not a top 5 wide receiver in the NFL. I guess that motivation worked for Calvin.
    Thank you Cris Carter for motivating him.

  15. brianbowman16 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:41 PM

    EJ: Stafford is one game away from playing two straight seasons, 33 games in a row. Just because his first 2 years were rough injury wise, doesn’t mean he is ‘injured a lot’

  16. bucslose says: Dec 22, 2012 10:41 PM

    dirtysouthironmen says:

    The team was right to be booed off. Record or no record, the team has been awful this season. A team winning is more important to most fans than records. Not to take away from what CJ did, but what does it really mean to the fans when there team is not going to be in the playoffs and underperformed nearly all season?

  17. dfalcon3522 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:44 PM

    He is about 4 yards short of Rice’s record at the start of the 4th quarter.

  18. slobmykolb says: Dec 22, 2012 10:52 PM

    What a great player and athlete! I love watching guys like this! The petersons, Johnson’s, manning and Brady’s of the league! What a great year for some of these individual records being broken!

  19. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:54 PM

    And the Lions have only won more games than the Jags and Chiefs to show for it. Congrats.

  20. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 22, 2012 10:56 PM

    I’ve enjoyed watching Andre Johnson here in Houston over the past nine seasons. Calvin Johnson’s a lot like Andre, both in terms of personality and skill.

    Scary thing is: Calvin appears to be even better than Andre.

    I think I speak for a few thousand people when I say the only reason I’m watching this game is because of 81. Just awesome.

  21. 8man says: Dec 22, 2012 11:07 PM

    Megatron!

    Go Lions, go!

    Long live Wayne Fontes!

  22. jjared1101 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:13 PM

    “Calvin Johnson = The most complete receiver.
    Formerly held by Jerry Rice. Michael Irvin was a dominant receiver, but not in the same category as Johnson or Rice. Irvin had one of the most accurate and strong armed QB’s in Aikman, but in the same light Jerry Rice had ultra accurate Joe Montana and the do it all QB in Steve Young.
    Calvin Johnson remains dominant, even though his QB, Stafford is slightly above average, but injured a lot. That is why If Johnson plays out the rest of his career at this same level, then I would make it Johnson, Rice, Irvin, Reed then Sharpe. IMO.”

    Rice, Irvin, Reed and Sharpe also played in a time where catching the ball wasn’t as easy as it is now. Irvin played in a run heavy offense the year he broke that consecutive games with 100 yards in route to a super bowl.

    Johnson is playing on a team where Stafford is going to break a record for most pass attempts in a season on a losing football team constantly passing to keep up with other teams.

    Megatron is definately on path to the HOF, but don’t discredit the receivers before him because being a receiver in todays game is NOT the same as it was 20 years ago.

  23. erick670 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:16 PM

    hey EJ IMO a complete wideout is one that will run block as well without google can u name the 49ers RB when rice was there in dallas it was emmit smith so i think irvin was better than rice or megatron and ward is right up there also

  24. bigbumpz says: Dec 22, 2012 11:20 PM

    Not the same……

  25. chrisknowsdbr says: Dec 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    New and improved CJ2k

  26. alldayvikesfan says: Dec 22, 2012 11:46 PM

    Nice comment Chuckie, take credit away from Megatron for being on a losing team for his record which he deserves for being on a losing team!?! I understand but you also took credit for a Super Bowl win on a team that Tony Dungy built! All Day Vikings Fan who thought you WHERE fun to watch!

  27. bigdaddystyle says: Dec 22, 2012 11:51 PM

    Johnson is a great talent, but football has changed a lot since Jerry Rice dominated the NFL. I’d take Jerry every day and twice on Sunday.

  28. steviaquinn says: Dec 23, 2012 12:05 AM

    I’ll take roddys 2tds and 153 yeards instead!!!

  29. mattw70 says: Dec 23, 2012 1:12 AM

    That was a great game of Madden I just watched.
    440 passing,221 receiving.

  30. otis52gsh says: Dec 23, 2012 8:36 AM

    CJ is the best receiver in the game today. Congrats to you on the record. Too bad you play for the lions, you deserve much better.

  31. ewill27 says: Dec 23, 2012 8:42 AM

    guess everyone can shut up about a Madden curse

  32. vysethelegend says: Dec 23, 2012 8:45 AM

    CJ2k

  33. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 23, 2012 9:29 AM

    Lets wait a few more years before we call him the best ever. Racking up yards in a team that passes over 50 times a game in a league that has rules in place to favor offensive players is one thing. Plying big in big games us another thing. Johnson choose to stay in Detroit so we may never know how he would do in big time games. Remember, this is an 11 loss team and there is no reason why they won’t continue to be a last place team.

  34. c1c2rocks says: Dec 23, 2012 10:19 AM

    Congratulations to Calvin Johnson what a great WR

  35. jessethegreat says: Dec 23, 2012 10:46 AM

    At the end of the day, he’s still a loser on a loser team.

    I’d rather my team win and not have monster stats vs losing and having monster stats.

    This IS why Barry quit folks. Eventually Calvin will get fed up and quit as well.

  36. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    HE NO ART MONK.!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. flavordave says: Dec 23, 2012 6:29 PM

    CJ is the man!

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