Calvin Johnson crosses 1,600 yards receiving, sets record

Norm Hall

Calvin Johnson had 121 receiving yards on Sunday to become the first player in NFL history to record consecutive seasons of 1,600 receiving yards.

With his performance on Sunday, Calvin Johnson became the first wide receiver in NFL history to surpass the 1,600-receiving-yard mark in two consecutive seasons.

Johnson entered Sunday's game needing only 64 yards to reach the 1,600-yard milestone. He caught 10 passes for 121 yards in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals, putting him at 1,667 yards for the season.

Johnson also tied the record for consecutive games with 100 yards receiving, with seven. In that seven-game stretch, Johnson recorded less than 120 yards only once.

Johnson's record began last season when he put up an outrageous stat line of 1,681 yards and 16 touchdowns. In his four seasons prior, Johnson had eclipsed the 1,100-yard mark twice and had two seasons with 12 touchdown receptions.

Still in sight for Johnson is Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record. He needs 181 yards over the final two games of the season to reach Rice's mark of 1,848 yards.

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