Calvin Johnson crosses 1,500 yards receiving mark for 2nd consecutive season

Jonathan Daniel

The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson passed the 1,500-yard receiving mark for the second consecutive season, becoming just the third player in NFL history to do so.

The Detroit Lions fell to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but one of their players reached a significant milestone. As noted by the team's official Twitter account, wide receiver Calvin Johnson went over 1,500 receiving yards on the season, and he's only the third player in NFL history to do so in back-to-back seasons.

Andre Johnson and Marvin Harrison were the only other players to ever do so.

Johnson currently leads the NFL with 1,546 receiving yards, with an average of 16.1 yards per reception. He's had 30 catches of 20-plus yards, which is huge. His average is 118.9 yards per game, and he has 355 yards after the catch.

His most disappointing stat is touchdowns, of which he has just five. Considering he did so well in that area in 2011 (16 touchdowns), it's disappointing to see him with just five of them with three games to go. Still, Johnson's receiving yardage stats are through the roof, and he is clearly doing his part to help the team win games.

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