Lions’ Calvin Johnson is franchise’s all-time receptions leader
After a run-of-the-mill, nine-yard reception in the first quarter of the Detroit Lions’ Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, wide receiver Calvin Johnson became the franchise’s all-time leader for career catches.
The Lions gave Megatron a shout-out in the form of an infographic, shared on the team’s official Twitter account.
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Heading into Week 5, Johnson was already the Lions’ all-time leader for receiving yards (10,660) and receiving touchdowns (75). His 2012 campaign set the NFL mark for most receiving yards in a single season (1,964), so Johnson is no stranger to pass-catching accolades.
This season, however, Johnson’s numbers have been slightly stifled. Through the first four games of the season (all Lions losses), the All-Pro receiver averaged only 9.4 yards per reception and 63.8 yards per game.