Johnson selected to third straight Pro Bowl
Four days after breaking the NFL single-season record for receiving yards, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was named as a starter to the NFC Pro Bowl team.
Johnson becomes the first Lion to be a Pro Bowler in three consecutive years since running back Barry Sanders was selected 10 straight years from 1990-99.
Johnson needs 108 receiving yards Sunday against Chicago for 2,000 on the season.
Two of his teammates, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and quarterback Matthew Stafford, were named as Pro Bowl alternates and could be added to the roster if other players ahead of them are scratched.
The rosters were determined by a voting of players, coaches and fans. The Pro Bowl is Jan. 27, one week before the Super Bowl, in Honolulu.