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Calvin Johnson matches another NFL record

Calvin Johnson recorded his fifth straight 125-yard game on Sunday, tying a 46-year-old NFL record.


Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson tied an NFL record Sunday by recording his fifth straight 125-yard performance. Johnson sits atop the record with former Lions receiver Pat Studstill, who has held the NFL mark since 1966.

Johnson's magnificent streak of 125-yard performances began in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars when he caught seven passes for 129 yards. His Week 9 stat line was the worst of his current streak. In the following four games, Johnson tallied yard totals of 207, 143, 140 and 171, scoring a touchdown in all four games.

Conversely, however, the Lions are 1-4 during Johnson's record tying streak, including four consecutive losses. The skid continued Sunday with the Lions' 35-33 defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.

According to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, Johnson's strong statistical season also has him on pace to break another NFL record -- Jerry Rice's single season mark of 1,848 receiving yards. Johnson, who has 1,428 receiving yards through 12 games, is on pace to break the record with 1,904 yards.